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Pelosi Plans to Stay on as Top Dem in the House

9:27 AM, Nov 14, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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The Washington Post reports:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told her colleagues Wednesday that she will remain atop the Democratic caucus for at least two more years, people inside the meeting said. Pelosi signaled her intention to remain the most vocal liberal voice opposing Republicans despite a second straight election in which her party failed to win back the majority.Pelosi, in a meeting with House Democrats, told her colleagues that she felt compelled to remain in leadership because the issues Congress is set to tackle are at the core of why she first ran for office, according to Democrats in the room.The only woman to ever lead a congressional party caucus, Pelosi’s fate had been unclear since last Tuesday’s election left Democrats at least 17 seats short of the majority, following the GOP rout two years ago that ended her four-year run as the first female House speaker.

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