Nancy Pelosi endorses Tlaib's re-election over Jones

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U. S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi endorsed Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Detroit, on Wednesday as the first-term congresswoman faces a primary challenge from the Detroit City Council's president who served five weeks in Congress.

"Rep. Rashida Tlaib is a tireless advocate for the residents of Michigan’s 13th Congressional District," Pelosi, D-California, said in a press release. "Her leadership has secured critical funding to stop water shutoffs and replace lead pipes."

She added, "Rep. Tlaib never stops fighting for her district, which she is proud to represent. And I am proud to endorse her for re-election."

An independent group called Concerned Citizens of Michigan, which is backing Council President Brenda Jones in the race, had sent out a mailer featuring a photo of Pelosi standing with Jones. The council president hopes to unseat Tlaib in Tuesday's primary election.

Jones has accused Tlaib — a member of a group of progressive Democratic lawmakers known as "the squad" — of chasing celebrity instead of policy changes in Washington... (Read more)