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Democrats’ Dilemma

Posted November 21st, 2016 at 3:29 pm (UTC-4)
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10 days from now, on November 30, Democrats in the House of Representatives will decide on a leader.

Nancy Pelosi from California has been the Democrats’ leader for the past 14 years. She is the first woman to be leader of either party in Congress and the first woman Speaker of the House.

Challenging Pelosi is Tim Ryan from Ohio. He began serving in Congress the same year Pelosi was elected party leader (2003). He represents counties in Ohio that had been reliably Democratic until Trump won them in 2016. Ryan says the Democrats will experience more election disappointment without a change of leadership.

What can Democrats do to reverse their fortunes? And how can they do it during the presidency of Donald Trump?