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Dem strategist says 'a lot is up in the air' with House leadership fight

Democratic strategist Kristen Hawn said Friday that House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBiden angers Democrats by keeping Trump-era refugee cap Democratic Rep. Mondaire Jones calls on Breyer to retire Biden rebuffs Democrats, keeps refugee admissions at 15,000 MORE's bid to become Speaker will meet with some resistance from moderate lawmakers.

"I've worked with a number of the moderate candidates you're talking about coming in, and a lot of them have said they're not going to support her," Hawn told Hill.TV co-hosts Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton on "Rising."

"I think there are a number more of moderate members of the House, and even some who don't self-identify as moderates, who are talking about a new generation of leadership, and that's actually a very real thing," Hawn said. "Can she get there? Sure, but do I think there is a lot up in the air with where the Democratic caucus leadership is concerned? And when they all get back in town next week, we all know how that goes -- they all get back together, the dynamic changes. There are a lot of phone calls being made right now."

Pelosi's critics, who have moved to rally opposition against her before, have yet to coalesce around a potential challenger. Those close to the California Democrat have downplayed the concerns, saying they are confident she will be elected Speaker.

House leadership elections are scheduled for Nov. 28.

— Julia Manchester