Politics

Pelosi Has Support of Four-Fifths of Members Needed to Beat Tim Ryan

As of 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Ryan has 12 endorsements to Pelosi’s 80

Nancy Pelosi faces Ohio’s Tim Ryan for the House Democratic leadership position on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

As of 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi had garnered public endorsements from at least 80 Democratic members — four-fifths of the total she needs to hold onto her leadership post.

The Californian, who has been the top Democrat since 2003, is facing a challenge from Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan, who had only 12 public endorsements as of 8:30 p.m. 

The winner of the secret-ballot race will need to garner a simple majority of votes cast, which would be 100 if all 198 members of the Democratic Caucus for the 115th Congress are present to vote Wednesday. 

Here’s how Pelosi and Ryan’s groups of supporters break down:

Pelosi Supporters

Current members:

Elected to serve in the 115th Congress:

  • Nanette Barragan of California 
  • Lisa Blunt Rochester of Delaware     
  • Salud Carbajal of California
  • Charlie Crist of Florida
  • Adriano Espaillat of New York
  • Vicente Gonzalez of Texas
  • Ro Khanna of California
  • Ruben Kihuen of Nevada
  • Donald McEachin of Virginia
  • Jamie Raskin of Maryland
  • Brad Schneider of Illinois
  • Darren Soto of Florida

Ryan Supporters

Current members:

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