California Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi, who announced Friday that she is running to represent San Francisco for that state’s 11th Congressional District, revealed that his main motivation is to raise funds and prevent the election of Donald Trump.
Pelosi, 83, explained in an interview with Politico that her long career in Congress gives her an advantage in fundraising because she can do so as a candidate and not just as party leader.
“My focus is on the House of Representatives and the presidency; “As a candidate you are in a stronger position” Pelosi hinted. “You may not know it, but unless you’re a candidate, you can’t really raise money for yourself. And when I raise money for myself, I can spend it on other people.”
Pelosi added that she is excited about the 2024 election cycle and the possibility of taking back the House of Representatives and is targeting former President Donald Trump, whose name she did not mention in the interview.
“I’m so excited about the prospect of engaging people in this thing that I don’t want to use the word ‘fight’ but rather this decision for our country,” the Democratic leader said. “I feel like I have influence, it’s not power; You know, he had power as an orator; It is influence and should not be underutilized.”
Pelosi made history by becoming the first female president in 2007, and she regained the speaker’s gavel in 2019.
The Democrat resigned as chairman of the House Democratic Caucus last year. and handed the position to current House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries.
Pelosi’s announcement put an end to rumors of a possible resignation, but came amid concerns about the advanced age of many elected officials in both the Democratic and Republican parties, including President Joe Biden (80), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ( 81), including Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., 90.