(JACKSON, Tenn.) -- Tennessee Democrat Roy Herron isn't likely to make fast friends with Nancy Pelosi should he get elected to the House next month.
The Tennessee state legislator said that he will not support Nancy Pelosi for Speaker if the Democrats maintain control of the House. Herron joins a growing list of Democratic candidates who have either turned against Pelosi or are refusing to say whether they would get behind her speakership in the new Congressional session.
Herron, who is running to replace retiring Rep. John Tanner in Tennessee’s 8th district, told a crowd at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee Monday night that he would not support Pelosi or House Republican leader John Boehner for speaker, calling both “too extreme.”
"The people of my district are independent-minded folks who put patriotism above partisanship and are not looking to hire a yes-man for either party,” Herron said in a statement on Tuesday that confirmed neither Pelosi nor Boehner would get his support.
When asked if Herron had an alternative in mind for speaker, his campaign spokesman Brandon Puttbrese said that “hasn’t been a topic for conversation.”
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