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Wed Nov 14, 2018, 08:34 PM

Rep. Marcia Fudge weighing a bid for House Speaker

Source: Cleveland.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Warrensville Heights Democratic Rep. Marcia Fudge says she's considering challenging California Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi for House Speaker.

Fudge said she does not believe Pelosi has enough votes to win the job, as many newly elected Democrats promised not to support her. Opponents to Pelosi are seeking an alternative candidate and have approached her about the job.

"People are asking me to do it, and I am thinking about it," Fudge told cleveland.com. "I need to give it some thought and see if I have an interest. I am at the very beginning of this process. It is just in discussion at this point."

Fudge said voters backed Democrats because they wanted a change, and Pelosi doesn't represent that. Fudge is also dismayed that neither of the party's two top leaders, Pelosi and Maryland's Steny Hoyer, is a minority, and said an African American woman should be in leadership.

"When you look at the people who support this party the most, they are women and African Americans and especially African American women," said Fudge. "We keep talking about diversity, but there is nothing diverse about the top of our ticket. We have to not just talk the talk, but walk the walk."

Read more: https://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2018/11/rep_marcia_fudge_weighing_a_bi.html

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Reply Rep. Marcia Fudge weighing a bid for House Speaker (Original post)
BeyondGeography Nov 2018 OP
Hestia Nov 2018 #1
guillaumeb Nov 2018 #3
MrsCoffee Nov 2018 #11
guillaumeb Nov 2018 #12
George II Nov 2018 #14
guillaumeb Nov 2018 #15
Cha Nov 2018 #16
iluvtennis Nov 2018 #2
OKNancy Nov 2018 #4
Armymedic88 Nov 2018 #5
Taraman Nov 2018 #6
Post removed Nov 2018 #7
chillfactor Nov 2018 #8
Stuart G Nov 2018 #20
StTimofEdenRoc Nov 2018 #9
MrsCoffee Nov 2018 #10
flibbitygiblets Nov 2018 #13
sfwriter Nov 2018 #17
joshdawg Nov 2018 #18
Raine Nov 2018 #19
jmowreader Nov 2018 #21

Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2018, 08:40 PM

1. Well, it looks like the circular firing squad is starting - anyone who can raise $90M

like Nancy, go ahead, run. Until then, sit down for 2 years.

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Response to Hestia (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 14, 2018, 08:48 PM

3. Raising money is proof of one thing.

That one can raise money.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 14, 2018, 09:18 PM

11. Which is needed to win elections.

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Response to MrsCoffee (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 14, 2018, 09:23 PM

12. But votes are also needed. Or else the Koch brother would have won.

And voters are motivated by messages and accomplishments.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 14, 2018, 09:29 PM

14. People don't respond to people who they don't like or don't think is effective by donating $millions

The money she has been able to raise is only one indication of her overall effectiveness.

I'd say she should be grooming a younger person for the job in the future, but I don't doubt she has already been working on that.

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Response to George II (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 14, 2018, 09:33 PM

15. Understood. eom

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 14, 2018, 11:03 PM

16. Then you should know Nancy has done more than just raise $100Million

for fellow Dems to help with their campaigns..


Amanpour interviews Congressman-elect Tom Malinowski (D flipped seat that was R since '81)

snip//

I want to play something that maybe speaker, certainly Leader Pelosi said to me in September because a lot of people said well you know what, the Democrats don't really have a message to complete with Make America Great Again.

There's no slogan, there's no clear strategy but this is where she laid out in September.

What we're about in our campaign is that we are for the people, for lower health care costs, lowering prescription drug prices.

for fellow Dems..

We're for raising pay checks, lowering healthcare costs, increasing paychecks by building the infrastructure of America and for cleaning up government to make sure people understand that the people's interest, not the special interests are served here in the United States Capitol.

So there she was laying out a strategy and one that clearly is a winning strategy

https://www.pbs.org/wnet/amanpour-and-company/video/congressman-elect-tom-malinowski/

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=11406195



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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2018, 08:40 PM

2. I hope she decides against this. We need a united

front against the rethugs. No dissention.

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Wed Nov 14, 2018, 08:55 PM

5. As a white male from the mid-west

 

I'm in favor of someone from the Black Caucus as the next speaker

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2018, 08:58 PM

6. As a white male from the Mountain West

I'm not excited about throwing out years of on-the-job experience. Let Pelosi mentor some of the younger members. Elders teaching the younguns. Pelosi's experience was hard-won. It's why Republicans demonize her, like they did the Clintons.

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Wed Nov 14, 2018, 09:06 PM

8. no idea who she is...

I support Nancy Pelosi!

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Response to chillfactor (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 11:12 PM

20. Who is......Marcia Fudge?...

Is she new? never heard of her...sorry..

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2018, 09:08 PM

9. I want to see Pelosi sworn in as speeker for the second time. After that ......

I would like to see the leadership make a visible effort to show six or more younger members being mentored for leadership.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2018, 09:17 PM

10. Good luck.


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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2018, 09:24 PM

13. Fudge that. Nancy is our speaker.

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Thu Nov 15, 2018, 10:35 AM

18. Don't need an upstart to lead the House.

We have the best one in Pelosi.

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Thu Nov 15, 2018, 10:37 PM

19. I'll stick with Nancy nt

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 07:39 PM

21. Who she is

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcia_Fudge

Was mayor of Warrensville Heights, Ohio, from 2000 to 2008.

Elected to Congress in 2008

Committee assignments:
Committee on Agriculture
Subcommittees on Conservation, Energy and Forestry, and is ranking member of the Department Operations, Oversignt and Credit

Committee on Science, Space and Technology
Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics

Caucus Memberships:
Arts Caucus
Black Caucus
Progressive Caucus
Asian Pacific American Caucus

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