Despite Election Results Nancy Pelosi Seeks House Minority Leader
From Majority To Minority: Nancy Pelosi To Run For House Minority Leader
Nancy Pelosi has declared she is going to run for the House Minority Leadership for the Democrats.
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Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, was the first woman to be Speaker of the House of Representatives. Pelosi declared her intentions to run for House Minority Leadership in a letter to Democratic colleagues.
Many of our colleagues have called with their recommendations on how to continue our fight for the middle class, and have encouraged me to run for House Democratic leader," Pelosi wrote. "Based on those discussions, and driven by the urgency of protecting health care reform, Wall Street reform, and Social Security and Medicare, I have decided to run.
Some conservative Democrats will likely oppose Pelosi's bid be Hose Minority Leader and certainly Republicans fresh of the mid-term election results, are rubbing their hands with glee.
"Given that there are now 60-plus defeated Democrat House members urgently seeking jobs due to Nancy Pelosi's failed leadership, we welcome her decision to run for House Minority Leader based on her proven ability to create jobs for Republican lawmakers," said Ken Spain, spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee.