Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pelosi wins Democratic leadership fight -

better start writing to Pelosi about the banking foreclosure hearings.

Pelosi wins Democratic leadership fight - "Pelosi wins Democratic leadership fight
By the CNN Wire Staff
November 17, 2010 3:08 p.m. EST

Outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi overturned a challenge from Rep. Heath Shuler, a 'Blue Dog' Democrat.
NEW: Rep. John Boehner chosen as GOP leader for the next Congress
NEW: Shuler calls his contest a fight to ensure Democratic moderates are heard
Rep. Nancy Pelosi wins election as Democratic House leader
Reps. Steny Hoyer and Jim Clyburn retain the second and third Democratic slots
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Washington (CNN) -- House Democrats voted Wednesday to make Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, their leader for the 112th Congress, overcoming objections from moderates who argued that she was partly responsible for the party's overwhelming defeat at the polls two weeks ago.
Pelosi turned back a challenge from North Carolina Rep. Heath Shuler, a member of the party's diminished centrist 'Blue Dog' faction, in a 150-43 vote. The speaker -- now set to be House minority leader in January -- retained the solid support of party liberals, who have noted her fundraising prowess and past ability to lead congressional Democrats to power, among other things."

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