Pelosi Keeps Her Job

She fends off challenger Tim Ryan of Ohio, will remain minority leader
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 30, 2016 11:02 AM CST
FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2016, file photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pelosi faces a challenge to her job as frustrated House Democrats meet to select...   (Andrew Harnik)

(Newser) – House Democrats re-elected Nancy Pelosi as their leader on Wednesday. The California lawmaker, who has led the party since 2002, turned back a challenge from Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan, reports the AP. Her win came despite disenchantment among some in the Democratic caucus over the party's disappointing performance in the elections earlier this month. In fact, Ryan mounted his longshot bid against her after Donald Trump won easily on Ryan's home turf, notes the Washington Post in a profile of him. Democrats will remain in the minority in the House and Senate next year and won't have the presidency as a bulwark against Republicans. (Read more Nancy Pelosi stories.)

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