On "Outnumbered" Friday, Dagen McDowell offered a simple explanation for why she believes Nancy Pelosi will be successful in her bid to be House Speaker: "Money talks."

Pelosi (D-Calif.) has expressed confidence that she will elected to the position she held from 2007-2011, despite some Democrats calling for new leadership.

To get the gavel, Pelosi would first need to pick up a majority of the Democratic Caucus in internal leadership elections, then go on to win an “absolute majority” of votes cast on the House floor. If just 17 Democrats vote against Pelosi on the floor, she would not have the votes -- at least from her party -- to secure the leadership post.

McDowell said Pelosi may be terribly "out of touch," but the California Democrat is also one of the greatest fundraisers in the history of American politics.


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"She does know Democrats, and she knows what is important to them. And it's money. Money talks," McDowell said.

Steve Doocy agreed that it's all but certain that Pelosi will get the gavel, but this leadership battle has shown significant cracks in the Democratic Party.

He noted that many incoming Democatic lawmakers told their constituents they would not support Pelosi for speaker, wondering what will happen if and when Pelosi is elected to the job.

He speculated that in 2020, angry constituents could lead to a "reverse blue wave" for the Democrats.

Watch the "Outnumbered" discussion above.


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