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Van Hollen: Pelosi Will Remain Speaker

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Chris Van Hollen expressed confidence Thursday morning that Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) would remain Speaker next year, despite a bleak electoral outlook for Democrats and growing unrest about the partys top leadership in the House.

Were confident were going to maintain the majority and Im confident Nancy Pelosi will be Speaker of the House, the Maryland Democrat said at a Thursday breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.

Even if Democrats defy predictions and keep the majority, nearly a dozen vulnerable Members of the caucus have already refused to commit to voting for Pelosi to remain as Speaker next year. Some, such as Reps. Jim Marshall (Ga.) and Bobby Bright (Ala.), declared their intentions not to vote for her. That means Democrats would have to lose fewer than 39 seats the number needed to keep control of the House in order for Pelosi to have enough votes to lead the House for another term.

The Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has an enormous reservoir of good will within the Democratic Caucus, Van Hollen said. Shes been fighting this fight harder than anybody, and she would be the first to tell you that this campaign is about something thats much bigger than her. Its obviously about making sure that we have a majority in Congress that will move the country forward and work with the president.

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