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Marcia Fudge Being Urged To Challenge Nancy Pelosi For House Speaker

Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, speaks during the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
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Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, speaks during the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton is ramping up his opposition to Nancy Pelosi as the next House speaker as Democrats prepare to formally retake the chamber in January.

The Massachusetts Democrat is instead pushing Rep. Marcia Fudge of Cleveland for the post. In a tweet Wednesday, Moulton said he had "full faith" in Fudge to lead the new Congress.

Pelosi has said she has "overwhelming support" among fellow Democrats to become the next speaker. The California Democrat previously served as speaker before Republicans won control of the chamber in 2010.

Fudge told reporters colleagues have urged her to run.

Rep. Tim Ryan of northeast Ohio is pushing a group of Democrats to derail Pelosi's bid, but they have yet to choose their alternative. Ryan previously pursued a bid for House Minority Leader, which was ultimately unsuccessful.