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4. Democrat previously opposed to Pelosi changes his mind

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Rep. Brian Higgins (D-N.Y.) has flipped his position on Nancy Pelosi's bid for speaker of the House when Democrats officially take the majority next year, the Washington Post reports.

Details: Higgins was originally one of the 16 Democrats who released a letter this week stating their opposition to Pelosi serving as speaker again. Per the Post, he changed his mind after receiving an "agreement in principle" that Democrats would make a "serious good faith effort" to tackle Medicare eligibility and infrastructure.

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