WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats have re-elected Nancy Pelosi as their leader in the next Congress.

The closed-door vote Wednesday will let the California congresswoman shift from House speaker to minority leader in January, despite concerns by some Democrats that the party needs new leadership after suffering huge midterm election losses.

Pelosi has refused to take the blame and pinned party’s losses on stubbornly high unemployment.

Democrats also quelled a power struggle between lieutenants Steny Hoyer of Maryland and James Clyburn of South Carolina, who vied to be Pelosi’s second-in-command. Hoyer was poised to be the Democrats’ vote-counting whip, and Clyburn will serve in a newly created position as the House’s No. 3 Democrat.

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Comments (8)
  1. rjsmitty says:

    LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. jpwoody says:

    I give up….I’m gonna register Independent.

    1. mike says:

      I did that years ago. Couldn’t be happier.

  3. Simple says:

    This is great, with Nancy as the minority leader we are sure to vote out even more of the Dems during the next election!

  4. Norma says:

    Goodbye Democrats including me. Out with the old and in with the new.

  5. FLF says:

    More of dumb and dumber! A BOX of rlocks has more intelligence!

  6. Saber 1 says:

    All this does is cinch it for the people who should be running this Country, Republicans. Can’t grasp the concept that people still vote for her, kinda like Jerry Brown.

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