Dems anti Pelosi activism may have just earned her a primary challenge

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Rep. Kathleen Rice was part of the disorganized attempt to prevent Nancy Pelosi from taking back the speaker's gavel, which proved spectacularly unsuccessful. Nevertheless, the New York Democrat cast a protest vote on Thursday for 2018 Georgia gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams (who very much was not running for speaker) instead of Pelosi. Now, thanks to her misguided activism, Rice's anti-Pelosi efforts may just earn her a foe in next year's primary.

On Tuesday, prior to the vote for speaker, the Washington Post'sDavid Weigel wrote that Nassau County Legislator Siela Bynoe was considering just such a challenge.

As is the case with just about any incumbent, it won't be easy for anyone to primary Rice, who served as Nassau County district attorney before she was elected to the House in 2014. That said, the new election cycle has just dawned, and things could always get interesting if Rice picks up an opponent who can bring in a credible amount of money—and harness progressive anger.

Morning Digest: Long Island Democrat's anti-Pelosi activism may earn her a primary challenge