Nancy Pelosi formally announced her bid to run for House speaker again as the House Democratic majority is shrinking. Pelosi wrote each Democratic member a letter Thursday outlining the agenda for the next two years and asked for their support in reelecting her speaker. 

In her letter, she stated that Joe Biden won the presidency, referring to working with “President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.”

“Our vision for the next two years must be built on the success of Democratic House Majority in the 116th Congress, and to harness the extraordinary visions, values and vibrancy of our Caucus to secure the progress that the American people deserve…”

Retaining the seat will be tough, considering that the Democrats lost 4 seats and many Democratic lawmakers who did were forced to fight tough re-election bids.

One lawmaker stated that they lost seats that they should not have and blames House Leadership for its support of groups like BLM. 

Pelosi had opposition in her last bid for Speaker. Considering the competing Progressive and Moderate wings of the House Democratic Caucus, many expect her to face a strong challenger.