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Here are the 15 Democrats who didn’t vote for Pelosi as speaker

Some Democratic House ran on pledge for new blood in Democratic leadership

A man wearing a "Madame Speaker" pin leaves the Speaker of the House office suite before the start of the 116th Congress on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Nancy Pelosi of California was elected speaker of the House on Thursday, returning the gavel to her hands eight years after she lost it when Republicans took control of the chamber in 2011. 

There were 15 Democrats who voted against her in the roll call vote.

Some had run on a pledge not to support Pelosi as speaker should Democrats regain control of the House, saying the party needed new blood in leadership.

Some stuck to that pledge while others eventually supported Pelosi. Here are the 15 Democrats who voted against her:

Rep. Anthony Brindisi of New York voted for former Vice President Joe Biden.

Rep. Jim Cooper of Tennessee voted “present.”

Rep. Jason Crow of Colorado voted for Illinois Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth.

Rep. Joe Cunningham of South Carolina voted for Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairwoman Cheri Bustos of Illinois.

Rep. Jared Golden of Maine also voted for Bustos.

Rep. Ron Kind of Wisconsin voted for Georgia Democratic Rep. John Lewis.

Rep. Conor Lamb of Pennsylvania voted for Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III.

Rep. Ben McAdams of Utah voted for Florida Democratic Rep. Stephanie Murphy.

Rep. Kathleen Rice of New York voted for 2018 Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams.

Rep. Max Rose of New York voted for Duckworth.

Rep. Kurt Schrader of Oregon voted for Ohio Democratic Rep. Marcia L. Fudge.

Rep. Mikie Sherrill of New Jersey voted for Bustos.

Rep. Elissa Slotkin of Michigan voted “present.”

Rep. Abigail Spanberger of Virginia voted for Bustos.

Rep. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey voted “present.” 

Lindsey McPherson contributed to this report. 

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