More Democratic Opposition to Pelosi

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been renowned for wrangling votes and keeping the diverse Democratic caucus--spread among liberal and conservative districts after two successful election cycles--in line with the party's agenda. Apparently, that has come with a price. The Daily Caller's Jon Ward reports:

There are now more than a dozen House Democrats - the list is at 14 and growing by the day - who want to fire Speaker Nancy Pelosi
if their party somehow manages to keep its majority on Nov. 2.

Jason Altmire of Pennsylvania on Tuesday became the latest to decide that it was politically advantageous to jettison the first female House Speaker in history. It is becoming a trend, as vulnerable Democrats in conservative districts or tough races decide Pelosi's San Francisco liberalism is too heavy of a weight to survive.

The vanguard of outright Pelosi opponents includes Jim Marshall of Georgia, who has even run TV ads against the Speaker, Gene Taylor of Mississippi, Mike McIntyre of North Carolina, Peter DeFazio of Oregon, and Bobby Bright of Alabama.

"We need to have leadership from the middle, conservative centrist leadership. It's too hard to govern from the middle if you're from the far left or the far right," Marshall spokesman Doug Moore told The Daily Caller.

A Pelosi aide, meanwhile, tells NBC's Luke Russert that if Democrats retain control of the House on November 2, Pelosi will almost certainly run for Speaker and win.

Read the full story at The Daily Caller.

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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