Representative Nancy Pelosi of California and former Speaker of the House of Representatives announced on Friday that she would seek reelection in California’s 11th district in 2024.
“Now more than ever our City needs us to advance San Francisco values and further our recovery. Our country needs America to show the world that our flag is still there, with liberty and justice for ALL. That is why I am running for reelection — and respectfully ask for your vote,” Pelosi said in a statement on social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter.
Pelosi, the first female House speaker, announced she would step down from her leadership role following the 2022 election, when Republicans gained control of the house. In 2022, a violent home intruder attacked Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, which also contributed to her decision to step down. She has since remained in the House as a prominent voice in the Democratic party.
Speculation arose over whether Pelosi, 83, would step down from Congress in light of widespread retirement criticism about fellow California native, Senator Dianne Feinstein, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
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