Nancy Pelosi didn’t take the loss of the House in 2010 as an excuse to stop fighting. In fact, she’s been as energized as ever, working tirelessly to reclaim a Democratic majority in the House in 2012.
Since relinquishing the speaker’s gavel 18 months ago, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi hasn’t spent any time wallowing in the loss. Many thought she’d stoically step aside — as had her predecessors — after her party suffered historic loses. Instead, she has ricocheted across the country raising nearly $60 million in a frenetic effort to get that gavel back.
It’s less frenetic than it is calculated. Don’t think for a minute that Pelosi is not aware of each and every race in which Democrats have a chance at being competitive, at the seats redistricting has left potentially friendly for Democrats.
Pelosi isn’t content to just get the 25 seats to regain the majority—she’s pushing for 35, with “onesy-twosies” around the country.