ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans are zeroing in on congresswoman Nancy Pelosi as their preferred face of the Democratic Party.

The Democratic House leader is the subject of an advertising onslaught by the national GOP and allied groups hoping that the California lawmaker becomes a liability for congressional candidates in conservative-leaning districts.

Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff is trying to win a seat Republicans have held since 1979, and he's being labeled a "rubber stamp" for Pelosi.

In Montana, Democrat Rob Quist is a boot-wearing folk singer. But Republicans are comparing him to his national party leader, who represents a liberal district in San Francisco.

The 77-year-old Pelosi could have her second tenure as speaker if Democrats are able to reclaim a House majority in 2018.

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