Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was the guest of honor at a Cohen for Congress fund raiser in Nashville on June 22, 2008.
“His years of experience in Tennessee allowed him to hit the ground running when he reached the United States Congress,” Pelosi said of Congressman Cohen. “It made him an effective congressman with a refreshing approach to serving his constituents.”
“He never changed!” a guest shouted from the back of the room.
Pelosi continued, calling Cohen “the conscience of the freshman class.”
“Return Steve Cohen to Congress,” she concluded. “He is a progressive and an important member of the Transportation Committee, which provides the infrastructure for jobs that will make America more competitive in the global economy.”
The event was one of several in Nashville, where Cohen was joined by fellow Tennessee Representatives John Tanner, Bart Gordon, and Jim Cooper, as well as former Public Service Commission Chairwoman and gubernatorial candidate Jane Eskind.