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Pelosi gets a challenge for House Dem leader

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>> After last weeks disastrous election loss for the Democrats, Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan on Thursday announcing he'll take on minority leader, Nancy Pelosi for the party's top job in congress. The seven-term Congressman making his move amidst soul searching over the party's loss of so many working class voters to Donald Trump last week in the defeat of Hillary Clinton.
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A 43 year-old Ryan vowing to lead the Democrats back to control of the House after picking up only 5 of the 30 seats they needed for a majority. Andy Sullivan says the move sets up what could be a rancorous battle in the House.>> His basic argument is that Pelosi's been in charge for too long.
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She's 76 years old. She's been in charge of the House Democrats for 14 years. They haven't had the majority since 2011. He's saying, look, this has gotta be our number one priority, because it's no fun when you're not in charge.>> In a letter Wednesday, Pelosi is saying, she has the support of two thirds of Democrats in the House which if true, would make Ryan's bid a long shot at best.
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House Democrats plan to vote on our next leader on November 30th.