If Rep. Heath Shuler of North Carolina upsets Nancy Pelosi to become minority leader, it will come as a surprise to at least one Democratic lawmaker: Rep. Heath Shuler. The (bad) NFL quarterback-turned-Blue Dog Democrat made it clear on CNN's State of the Union yesterday that not even he believes he has the votes to thwart the soon-to-be former Speaker's bid to remain in leadership.
"If it comes down to this coming week and she doesn't step aside, I will challenge her," said Shuler.
He continued, "[But] I can add and subtract pretty well. I don't have the numbers to win."
Your move, Madame Speaker.
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