Heath Shuler discusses run for minority leader with CNN

Tom Sileo Contributor
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ASHEVILLE — Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) continued to side step questions on CNN Sunday morning about his potential bid to challenge Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for minority leader, but admitted the he wouldn’t have the numbers to win if he did.

Answering questions live from Asheville during CNN’s “State of the Union,” Shuler urged Pelosi to step aside and make room for more moderate leaders to take the helm of the Democratic Party.

“To move our party forward, we are going to have to go more of a moderate direction,” he said.

When pushed on whether he should be that moderate leader, Shuler continued to be vague, but did say if she doesn’t get out of the race – and no one else throws their hat in the ring – he will “press forward.”

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