It’s not just newly-elected Democrat Jason Crow who is rejecting Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the U.S. House. Democrat U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter also is voicing his opposition to Pelosi, which is awfully convenient since Pelosi has no real opposition at this point.
Nonetheless, Perlmutter’s opposition can signal only one thing. No, not that he’s suddenly politically courageous, that he’s running for U.S. Senate in 2020 and believes this will position him as an independent thinker.
This new development isn’t terribly surprising. If you recall, PeakNation, last year Perlmutter pulled out of the governor’s race and took back his U.S. House seat, crushing the hopes and dreams of state Sen. Andy Kerr, then-state Rep. Brittany Pettersen, and state Sen. Dominick Moreno, all of whom had jumped into the primary to follow in Perlmutter’s footsteps.
Perlmutter likely will face a crowded primary as he did in the Governor’s race, with rumors of former state Sen. Mike Johnston and Governor John Hickenlooper considering a run. Of course, that’s assuming that he could make it through an entire primary. Remember, Perlmutter got out of the Governor’s race citing a “lack of fire in the belly.”
Perhaps he will find some for U.S. Senate.