>> The election ended a week ago but the results keep rolling in and it's looking better and better for Democrats. But maybe not for their leader Nancy Pelosi.>> I intend to win the speakership with Democratic votes.>> I'm Andy Sullivan on Capitol Hill where house Democrats continue to add to their majority.
They could end up picking up as many as 40 seats when all the counting is done. It should be a triumphant moment for Pelosi, who could soon be wielding the Speaker's gavel for the second time in her career. First, she has to put down a rebellion in the ranks.
Democrats like Seth Moulton of Massachusetts and Tim Ryan of Ohio say they've got the votes to stop Pelosi from becoming Speaker.>> I happen to think that at this point I'm the best person.>> The San Francisco liberal is a polarizing figure in wide swaths of the country and many newly elected Democrats promised voters that they won't back her to lead the House.
People like Abigail Spanberger of Virginia and Conor Lamb of Pennsylvania saying it is the time for the 78 years old to step aside after 16 years as the top House Democrat. The movement taking on the name Never Nancy on social media. One possible challenger, Marcia Fudge of Ohio, a former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus hinting Thursday that she might jump in to face Pelosi.
>> I believe in change, so I'm supporting change.>> Pelosi can only afford to lose about 15 Democrats and still prevail as Speaker. She's got senior members like Elijah Cummings of Maryland in her corner. And she raised $130 million for her party this year keeping candidates focused on issues like healthcare rather than mud slinging with President Trump.
>> And how do you feel about your chances for becoming the House Speaker?>> I feel very good about it.>> Pelosi is working overtime to lock down support, rallying labor unions and other outside groups, holding dinners for the new arrivals on Capitol Hill. Still they've got two weeks until the leadership vote, that's plenty of time to stir up trouble.