Nov 20, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Marcia Fudge endorses Nancy Pelosi for House speaker

Side by side photos of Reps. Marcia Fudge and Nancy Pelosi

Rep. Marcia Fudge (L) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi. Photos: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images; Zach Gibson/Getty Images

Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) has endorsed Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in her bid for House speaker, the Washington Post reports.

Why it matters: Some House Democrats have encouraged Fudge to challenge Nancy Pelosi, and Fudge had said she was weighing throwing her name in the running. Meanwhile, 16 current and incoming House Democrats have signed a letter saying they'd refuse to vote for Pelosi in an effort to foster change in the party.

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