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11/12/2018

Representative Nancy Pelosi wants to be the Speaker of the House, again. Fox's Chad Pergram has more in today's "Speaker's Lobby."

I'm Chad Pergram with the Speaker's Lobby.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi became the first female Speaker of The House in 2007 after Democrats captured control of the House in the 2006 midterm elections. But then Republicans reseized the house in 2010 flipping an eye-popping 63 seats. It's unclear if Pelosi will return to the speaker's suite, but the odds are in her favor.

Pelosi argues she is the best person for the job and even President Trump makes the case that Pelosi "deserves to be speaker." But if Pelosi reclaims the gavel, it's a rare thing. You have to go back to the 1940's and early 1950's to find a former speaker, stripped of power, to reemerge as speaker. 

The first is legendary house speaker am Rayburn of Texas. Rayburn was speaker, then Democrats lost control of the house in the 40's. Rayburn rallied when democrats picked up the house, lost it again, then Rayburn returned as speaker in the 1950's. The person sandwiched between Rayburn's stints as speaker is GOP speaker Joe Martin of Massachusetts, who served as speaker twice.

With the Speaker's Lobby, Chad Pergram. Fox News.

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