Nancy Pelosi is hurting Democrats at ballot box, Rep. Tim Ryan says

The Democratic Party boosted 30-year-old political newcomer Jon Ossoff with a campaign war chest of more than $40 million and a team of Democratic strategists to take on Republican Karen Handel in a dthe suburban Atlanta district. “Nancy Pelosi is not the only reason Ossoff lost”. That colleague is Representative Tim Ryan from OH, but he is not the only one in the Democratic Party who feels this way about Pelosi.She acknowledged the attacks but added: “I think I’m worth the trouble”.Kathleen Rice, a NY representative who urged Pelosi to step down previous year, agreed. And replacing Pelosi with the last surviving blue dog Democrat would only make that problem worse. And Republicans say just narrowing the margins in red districts still spells a loss. Ralph Norman (R) defeated Democrat Archie Parnell in a special election for South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District, a seat previously held by Trump’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney.”The Democratic Party needs new leadership now”, Cunningham tweeted.Joe Cunningham, a Democrat running for Congress in a bid to unseat Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., tweeted a promise not to vote for Pelosi for leadership if he wins his race – just hours after announcing his bid. “If we don’t, then I think it’s incumbent upon her and all of us to reassess who our leadership should be”.The race for Georgia’s 6th Congressional district seat was the most expensive congressional race in the nations history, topping $50 million in overall spending. With the exception of the Ossoff-Handel race, Democrats were competitive, as a growing number of voters perhaps are being turned off by Trump’s failure to get much done and came out to the polls.The message after four races according to the GOP: Americans aren’t as sick of the chaos in Washington as the media says.”This is certainly something that we have to discuss because it’s clear that, I think, across the board in the Democratic Party, we need new leadership”, the MA lawmaker said. But he didn’t live in the district, and Handel was able to tar him as a Nancy Pelosi California liberal.Vela called Pelosi a “loyal leader” who “deserves her due”, but said it was clear she should step down.Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., told Jake Tapper: “It’s time for a new generation of leadership in the party”. And, with that, we’d also get knee-jerk reactions from some folks looking for an easy-to-grasp narrative.Pelosi should watch her back.A Republican candidate in Montana was charged with misdemeanour assault, after allegedly body-slamming a reporter, but still won the prize of a seat in Congress.Lawmakers are also bemoaning a weak Democratic bench of candidates nationally, and demanding a better strategy for success and a new and stronger economic message that differentiates them more clearly from the Republicans.But this is sure to spark soul-searching in a party that is shut out of power in Washington and has steadily lost influence at the state level in recent years. They demonized her in 2006.”I feel very confident in the support that I have in my caucus”, she said.