Democratic candidate says he won’t back Pelosi for Speaker
CINCINNATI (AP) — A Democrat seeking to flip Ohio’s 1st Congressional District in November says he won’t support U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi for Speaker if the party regains control of the House of Representatives.
Cincinnati’s Aftab Pureval (AF’-tab PYUR’-vawl) has joined a growing list of Democratic congressional candidates who are distancing themselves from the House minority leader from California. Pureval told The Cincinnati Enquirer that he believes there should be a new generation of leadership as “Washington is broken.”
The 35-year-old former lawyer for Procter & Gamble is challenging incumbent Republican Rep. Steve Chabot in the November election. Chabot is seeking a 12th term in the traditionally Republican district.
A number of Democratic candidates nationwide have distanced themselves from Pelosi during their campaigns.