House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday denied speculation that she’ll be retiring from Congress at the end of this term like Henry Waxman, her ally and fellow California Democrat.
Pelosi made it clear that she’s seeking a 14th term.
“I’m running,” she told The National Journal in a statement. “I’ve already started the paperwork process. My work is not finished.”
Waxman, 74, who was first elected to Congress in 1974, is the second Democrat from the Golden State to announce his retirement this month.
Rep. George Miller, 68, said last week that he was making this year his last in Congress. He, too, was first elected to the House in 1974.