Pelosi Will Run for Minority Leader
Speaker not ready to leave leadership to others
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Nov 5, 2010 1:02 PM CDT
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks to supporters at an election night party in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

(Newser) – Well that was fast. Nancy Pelosi has officially thrown her hat into the race for the Democrats' minority leader post. "Driven by the urgency of creating jobs & protecting #hcr, #wsr, Social Security & Medicare, I am running for Dem Leader," Pelosi tweeted this afternoon. Earlier, there had been reports that Pelosi was canvassing the caucus to see if she had the support to run. For more, check the Huffington Post.

There's been much speculation over Pelosi's future, including the future of the Twitter account she sent that proclamation from. Pelosi's handle is @SpeakerPelosi, which will probably have to change when John Boehner becomes Speaker in January, the Washington Post notes. Some Republicans have even started a hashtag to gloat: #NewTweetNameForPelosi.

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Nov 6, 2010 11:57 AM CDT
I am elated that Pelosi will still be the face of the Democratic Party. It just shows they are stuck on stupid.
Nov 5, 2010 6:38 PM CDT
get that dumb bitch outta there! let her go off and write a book talking about how great she is and how hard she tried like every other fail politician.
Nov 5, 2010 5:44 PM CDT
Queen Nancy should run for the hills and abandon her throne. America has had it with her iron hand and coercive demeanor. It's time for this queen to be overthrown.