Pelosi Formally Announces Run for House Democratic Leader


Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi wrote to her Democratic colleagues this morning asking for their support in her run for Democratic Leader.  As Pelosi writes in her letter to House Democrats, “It is with both humility and confidence that I write to request your support for House Democratic Leader.  As of this writing, I am pleased to report the support of more than two-thirds of the Caucus.”

A personalized copy of the following letter was delivered to each House Democrat and Member-elect this morning:

Dear Democratic Colleague,

Congratulations on your election to the 115th Congress.

This Congress will be an historic one because, in some ways, our nation stands at a crossroads.  The American people are depending on us to step forward – and to do so with every ounce of strength, courage and idealism we can muster.

It is with both humility and confidence that I write to request your support for House Democratic Leader.  As of this writing, I am pleased to report the support of more than two-thirds of the Caucus.

In the days since the election, I have been deeply grateful for the insights Members have shared with me.  We have all been deeply moved by the stories and concerns of our constituents.  They elected us to fight for their jobs, families and futures.  We have and we will!

Your wisdom and leadership will be essential to our efforts in the months ahead.  We must proceed with a clear vision, firm values and innovative strategy.

To be a strong voice for hard-working families and to uphold the values we cherish as Americans, House Democrats must be unified, strategic and unwavering.  These qualities took us to victory in 2006 and I believe they will do so again.  We must start now!

Thank you for your leadership, your friendship and your consideration.  I would be honored by your support.

best wishes,

nancy