House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is getting a challenger for her leadership post in the next Congress. Ohio Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan confirmed that he is seeking the position.
In a letter to Democratic caucus members, Ryan said that, if elected, he would dedicate all of his energy to winning back the majority. Democrats have lost three consecutive electoral attempts to regain control of the chamber.
“At this time of fear and disillusionment, we owe it to our constituencies to listen and bring a new voice into leadership,” Ryan wrote. “I believe we all need to re-evaluate our roles within the caucus, the Democratic Party, and our country.”