Never Nancy House democrats have reportedly been trying to recruit Ohio’s 11th congressional district representative, Marcia Fudge to run for speaker. The congresswoman has stated that the prospect of challenging former speaker Nancy Pelosi is “at the very beginning of this process. It is just in discussion at this point.”
Fudge was just elected to her her 5th term serving a predominately black district that includes parts of Cleveland and Akron. Most recently, she served as chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. In an otherwise undistinguished congressional career, Fudge has severed on two agriculture subcommittees and the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics.
If she were to seek the Speaker’s job, Fudge says her legislative priorities would include fighting student loan debt, making sure people with preexisting medical conditions can get health insurance, and making infrastructure improvements that would help create better paying jobs. More