Rep. Nancy Pelosi is running for reelection

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is seeking reelection in 2024, following her decision not to run for another term in party leadership in 2022.

Announcement details: Pelosi first shared her reelection plans at a volunteer breakfast in San Francisco, and later confirmed the decision on the social media platform X, previously known as Twitter.
* In her public announcement, Pelosi stressed the necessity of advancing San Francisco values and declared: “That is why I am running for reelection — and respectfully ask for your vote.”

Political backstory: This decision comes as Democrats aim to regain control of the House, after a nine-seat loss in the 2022 midterm elections.
* Pelosi’s political future has been questioned since she announced in November 2022 that she would not seek another term in party leadership.
* Pelosi was the first woman elected speaker of the House in 2007 and the first speaker since Sam Rayburn to claim the speakership twice.

Leadership history: In 2007, Pelosi became the first woman to be elected Speaker of the House, a position she held until 2011 and regained in 2019.
* She stepped down from this leadership role in November 2022 and endorsed Rep Hakeem Jeffries to lead the Democratic caucus.

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