A group of House Democrats pressured Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to delay leadership elections until after Thanksgiving.
The elections were originally scheduled for Nov. 30, but Pelosi on Tuesday decided to push internal elections back.
Pelosi informed her conference in a letter that elections were moved up before lawmakers leave town for the Thanksgiving holiday, but now things have changed.
POLITICO: Pelosi faces a possible long-shot challenge from Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan.
Pelosi served as the top House Democrat for 14 years. She's had a strong standing with female lawmakers, the growing ranks of progressives and within her own state. Here she is pictured with Hillary Clinton, who she endorsed earlier this year.
Are Pelosi's days numbered?Not quite. Pelosi still does not have a public challenger.
The California Democrat faces a possible challenge from Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan, according to POLITICO.
"This was not my thing. I never had any intention of running for a leadership position," Ryan said in an interview Monday evening, but he has since considered it.
WATCH | House Democrat Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) told reporters that their choice of leadership would be selected November 30th.
Pelosi tells House Democrats "we've been through hell" & "I don't care when the (leadership) election is"— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) November 15, 2016
Pelosi was frustrated with the process.
Definitely a blow to Pelosi today. She very much did not want to delay leadership elections. Sometimes raucous Dem mtg on this, per sources— John Bresnahan (@BresPolitico) November 15, 2016
Political reporters saw this as a blow to Pelosi.
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