Pappas, Kuster back Pelosi for House Speaker
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Both of New Hampshire’s representatives in Congress are backing Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House.
Democrat Chris Pappas, who was elected this month to an open seat in the state’s 1st Congressional District, said Tuesday he believes Pelosi will lead with fairness and is best equipped to lead the House. Fellow Democrat Annie Kuster, who is entering her fourth term in Congress, also backs Pelosi.
House Democrats won a 233-seat majority in the 435-member House in the November midterm election, with a few races still uncalled. Pelosi needs 218 to win the job, if all Republicans oppose her, which is likely.