Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:54 AM
The Straight Story (47,927 posts)
Pelosi to remain as leader
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A congressional official said House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi told her party caucus Wednesday that she will remain as minority leader in the new session of Congress.
This official said the 72-year-old Pelosi made the decision to remain at the helm of the party's House leadership even though Democrats failed to win the necessary 25 additional seats to become the majority party again.
The official, who is close to Pelosi, revealed her decision on condition of anonymity because she hadn't yet publicly announced it.
Pelosi's quarter-century of service in Congress representing a San Francisco area district in the House includes becoming the first woman in history to serve as speaker. The tea party-fueled political wave of 2010 forced the gavel from her hand to Rep. John Boehner, an Ohio Republican.
Pelosi was a major force behind the passage of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Even after the 2010 elections, when her party lost 63 seats, Pelosi was reelected Democratic leader by her caucus.
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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:12 AM
WI_DEM (32,889 posts)
4. With redistricting it was always a long shot that we would get the house back
she should look on the postive side that we got rid of some real assholes on the GOP side and picked up six or seven seats overall.