GOPers acknowledge they won’t be able to use Pelosi in Dem-held districts in several regions, but one strategist called her “an important piece of the puzzle,” especially in districts held by conservative Dems like Bright and Rep. Travis Childers (D-MS).
“We ought to give it a shot,” GOP pollster Glen Bolger said when asked whether to attack Pelosi. “She has very high unfavorables and very high [name] I.D.”
“She’s easy to tag as a San Francisco liberal, in the same way some [GOP] speakers have been tagged Southern conservatives,” McHenry added. “I have a hard time believing she’s going to get more popular in those moderate to conservative districts.”