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Pelosi’s Quest to Be Speaker Hits ‘Uh-Oh’ Moment

  • Lawmakers who want a new generation of leaders pose threat
  • Pelosi says she’s confident she’ll win top U.S. House position
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Nancy PelosiPhotographer: Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg
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Nancy Pelosi’s quest to return as U.S. House speaker faces a strong challenge -- even though no fellow Democrat has stepped forward yet to run against her.

The California Democrat’s friends and adversaries in the House say she is in political peril and must find more supporters in coming days. If she fails, competing candidates could emerge as she tries to reclaim the speaker’s gavel that she previously held from 2007 to 2011. Her first test comes at a meeting of House Democrats in two weeks.