Bright: ‘Major mistake’ to keep Pelosi

Rep. Bobby Bright, D-Ala., narrowly lost his re-election in a conservative district in southeast Alabama after a campaign in which Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s name loomed large. He’s none too happy about the Democratic caucus’s plans to keep her in the top Democratic spot, The Hill reports:

The outgoing congressman told The Hill that Pelosi was “the only issue in my race. I never could engage with my opponent meaningfully on issues. I’ve never been part of an election like that.”

He called the apparent decision to allow Pelosi to retain her position atop the Democratic leadership “a major mistake.”

Here’s an example of what Bright had to deal with during his campaign:

Note that his 71 percent Pelosi voting record is among the lowest — maybe the lowest — of any Democrat in the House, but it sounds a lot worse than it is.

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