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Rep. Cedric Richmond, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, who many have touted as a rising star in the party, attended the session, according to three Democrats who also attended.

Pelosi said Republicans will always make a target of Democratic leaders, saying they did so with legendary former House Speaker Tip O'Neill and many others.

One could certainly argue that instead of letting GOP demonization of their party leaders drive their decision-making, Democrats should stick with Pelosi.

But some rank-and-file House Democrats scoffed at such explanations and raised questions about Pelosi's continued leadership.

Kathleen Rice, one of a small group who has gone public with the message that Pelosi should go, hosted a dozen Democrats in her office Thursday for an hour-long strategy session.

Why the relentless focus on the Democratic congresswoman from San Francisco?

His remarks came after the USA president confirmed that he will be holding his first-ever re-election campaign at the Trump International in Washington on Wednesday.

She said the GOP has turned her off - not that the Democratic Party has lured her in. "I don't think people see Pelosi as being any better than Trump".

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"One of the disappointing things from the last couple of days is that that approach still has a little bit of punch to it".

Fredette said the proposal would repeal the voter-approved, 3 percent surtax on high earners estimated to provide $300 million for schools.

Pelosi herself erupted about the GOP ads last week, after Republicans accused Democrats of overly harsh rhetoric in the wake of the shooting at the Republican congressional baseball practice in Virginia.

On ABC's "The View", Perez praised Pelosi for her role in whipping Democratic votes to ensure the passage of Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act.

Trump said the victory "was very big", adding "I think I helped a lot".

That reality was the subtext for Pelosi's taunting remarks Thursday in which she cast her Democratic critics as hungry for attention rather than serious about ousting her.

In 2010, it was Pelosi and then-President Barack Obama.

About half of the estimated $60 million that poured into the race was controlled by outside groups, such as political action committees from both sides that released a deluge of attack ads.

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Well, it appears that Pelosi and her team are fighting back.

That non-answer didn't work - so some Democrats on Wednesday were going further in distancing themselves from the former speaker.

"It's time for a new generation of leadership in the party", according to Democratic Representative Seth Moulton of MA.

Rice said she has significant respect for the long-serving California lawmaker, but not as the ongoing leader of the Democratic Party. I'm a strategic, politically astute leader. "So, we're asking candidates in these deep, red districts to battle the Republican party".

"We should stop talking about Trump all the time, and Russian Federation". Later Wednesday, Moulton announced his support for eight veterans challenging Republicans in House races. - Handel defeated Ossoff handily by nearly 4 percentage points, even outperforming Trump, who beat Hillary Clinton a year ago by just 1 percent in the district. But Republican Karen Handel ended up winning by a comfortable five percentage point margin.

- The district was so conservative no Democrat ever really could have had a chance. But their reluctance left Ossoff running on a milquetoast message, allowing Republicans to drive the narrative that he would be a Pelosi lackey on Capitol Hill.

Democrats invested millions in the costliest House race, but Republican Karen Handel beat Jon Ossoff on Tuesday.

When he's back home, Murphy said, he sometimes chats people up on a commuter bus, and "they are never talking about issues like Russian Federation".

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