Pelosi on midterms: 'We will win. I will run for Speaker.'

House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiGovernors take heat for violating their own coronavirus restrictions Spending deal clears obstacle in shutdown fight Ocasio-Cortez, Cruz trade jabs over COVID-19 relief: People 'going hungry as you tweet from' vacation MORE (D-Calif.) on Tuesday vowed that Democrats will retake control of the House this year, and that she will again run for Speaker.

"We will win. I will run for Speaker. I feel confident about it. And my members do, too,” Pelosi told The Boston Globe during a stop in the city for a Democratic fundraiser.

Pelosi has previously discussed the importance of her role as the only female member of House Democratic leadership.


She reiterated her intention to maintain that role on Tuesday.

"It’s important that it not be five white guys at the table, no offense,” she said.

Democrats have expressed optimism that they will retake control of the House in this November's midterm elections. The party needs to pick up 25 seats to do so.

A Real Clear Politics average of generic ballot polls show Democrats with a nearly 7-point advantage over Republicans.

Despite talk of a "blue wave" in the midterms, there has been chatter within the Democratic caucus over whether Pelosi should lead the party moving forward.

Pelosi, who has led House Democrats since 2003, faced a challenge for leadership after the 2016 election, but retained her position despite the bid from Rep. Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) RyanHouse Democrats introduce bill to invest 0 billion in STEM research and education Now's the time to make 'Social Emotional Learning' a national priority Mourners gather outside Supreme Court after passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg MORE (D-Ohio).

House Minority Whip Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerDemocrats face increasing pressure to back smaller COVID-19 stimulus Hoyer on Trump election challenges: 'I think this borders on treason' Capitol's COVID-19 spike could be bad Thanksgiving preview MORE (D-Md.) and House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) are considered among the potential challengers in the next cycle.

Crowley has said he won't challenge Pelosi if she decides to remain in leadership.

Republicans, meanwhile, have renewed their attacks on Pelosi in their election messaging, running ads that seek to tie Democratic candidates to the California liberal. 

“In reality, next fall is going to come down to whether or not you want to reinstitute Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House,” John Rogers, the head of the House GOP’s campaign arm, told The Hill last year.

Several House Democratic candidates have vowed that they will not support Pelosi if they are sent to Washington.