Democrat Nancy Pelosi Elected House Minority Leader
Nancy Pelosi Wins Vote: Elected As House Minority Leader
Nancy Pelosi has been elected as the House Minority Leader by a vote of 150 - 43. Sot 43 Democrats voted against Nancy Pelosi that means about a quarter of the Democratic caucus did not want to see Nancy Pelosi as the House Minority Leader.
Nancy Pelosi defeated fellow Democrat Heath Shuler.
Pelosi, 70, overcame a rebellion from party centrists, and even some fellow liberals, who argued that the party needs to offer a new face of leadership after losing at least 60 House seats on Nov. 2. She remains popular among the liberals who dominate the party's House caucus. But Shuler's level of support — plus an earlier 129-68 vote against postponing the election that Pelosi wanted to wrap up quickly — underscored the degree of discontent in a party that Pelosi had largely bended to her will in the past four years