Pelosi wins over another vote in bid for speaker
Democratic Rep. Stephen Lynch, who had opposed Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s bid for House speaker, announced Friday that he will support her candidacy.
It was a boost to Pelosi’s bid to regain the speaker’s gavel after eight years in the minority and a blow to the small band of Democrats who want to force a shake-up in the party’s top ranks.
A Washington Post tally counts 22 Democrats who are now openly opposed to her, with another 18 dodging questions about their positions. She can afford to lose up to 17 Democratic votes.