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Rep. Moulton ramps up opposition to Nancy Pelosi as speaker

November 15, 2018

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton is ramping up his opposition to Nancy Pelosi as the next House speaker as Democrats prepare to formally retake the chamber in January.

The Massachusetts Democrat is instead pushing Rep. Marcia Fudge for the post. In a tweet Wednesday, Moulton said he had “full faith” in the Ohio Democrat to lead the new Congress.

Pelosi has said she has “overwhelming support” among fellow Democrats to become the next speaker. The California Democrat previously served as speaker before Republicans won control of the chamber in 2010.

Fudge told reporters colleagues have urged her to run.

Massachusetts Rep. Stephen Lynch has also previously opposed Pelosi as speaker.

The state’s two newest members of Congress, Democrats Ayanna Pressley and Lori Trahan, have yet to say if they’ll back Pelosi.