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Eighteen House Democrats are stepping up in January 2023, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Spot up top may be available for other democrat If the party holds onto its razor-thin majority.

Pelosi, D-Calif., has yet to officially announce her decision for 2022 and beyond. Last year, she apparently reaffirmed her 2018 promise that her current term would be the last she would serve as Speaker of the House.

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Pelosi hints it could be her last term as speaker

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Pelosi’s office did not respond to Granthshala News’ inquiries about whether the speaker would keep his promise.

Speaker said Back in 2018 that she would limit herself to two terms – or four years – as the top legislator in the house.

More recently, Pelosi dodged questions About whether she will run for re-election.

If Pelosi decides not to run in next year’s election, she will join a long list of Democrats in what is expected to be a tough midterm election for her party.

Representative Thomas Suozzi, D.Y., became an 18th House Democrat this week to say he would not run for re-election in 2022. Suozzi is instead running for governor of New York.

FILE - Representative Thomas Suozzi talks to the media in DNY, Washington on September 13, 2017.  Suozzi is joining a competitive primary race for New York governor that became wide open when Andrew Cuomo resigned.  Suozhi tells reporters in a virtual news conference on Monday, November 29, 2021, that he is jumping into the 2022 race.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, FILE)

Suozhi’s move will give Republicans expected to change their congressional district from blue to red in next year’s midterm elections, where the GOP needs a net gain of just five seats to secure a chamber majority.

Members of Congress were on the National Republican Congressional Committee’s (NRCC) list of weakest Democrats going into the midterms.

Granthshala News’ Paul Steinhauser contributed reporting