Nancy Pelosi, 83, Announces She’s Seeking Reelection

Nancy Pelosi, 83, Announces She’s Seeking Reelection

September 8, 2023

In a post Friday on X (formerly Twitter), Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who has served in the U.S. House of Representatives for more than 35 years, announced she will run for reelection in California’s Eleventh Congressional District.

“Now more than ever our City needs us to advance San Francisco values and further our recovery,” Pelosi tweeted. “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 was first elected to office in 1987 and became the first woman to serve as speaker with her initial stint in 2007. She announced last November that she would be stepping down from leadership, saying at the time, “The hour has come for a new generation to lead the Democratic Caucus that I greatly respect.”

Her announcement comes as some senior politicians’ age or health has come under scrutiny, including that of President Biden, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

In July, Pelosi defended Biden’s age. “Age is a relative thing,” Pelosi told MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “And I think this president, our country is very well served by his leadership, again, his experience, his knowledge, and it counts for a lot.”

“He’s younger than I am. So he’s a kid to me as well, the president is,” she later joked.

The real joke is the Democrat Party, which claims to be the Party of youth and diversity but is run by white octogenarians.

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