DENVER – Today, Nancy Pelosi was nominated Speaker of the House by the House Democrat Caucus. She emerged as the nominee from the meeting unopposed after hours of favor-swapping and negotiations.
This comes despite the stated opposition of many, including incoming freshman, Jason Crow (CO-06). Crow announced several months ago that he would not support Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in her bid to win the Speaker’s gavel. Mr. Crow was then quoted shortly after the November 6th election reinforcing his opposition.
This opposition could come at a steep political price – as editorialized by the Colorado Springs Gazette last week.
Ultimately, all eyes, (especially ours at Compass) will be on Jason Crow the first week of January as this issue winds its way to the House floor.
“This will be Jason Crow’s first test of his own political ambitions versus what he’s promised his district,” said Kelly Maher, executive director of Compass Colorado. “It doesn’t help that Nancy Pelosi’s first order of business is recycling herself back to the head of her party and that she’s known for holding grudges when underlings don’t get immediately in line.”