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Nancy Pelosi Re-Elected as House Democratic Leader

Pelosi defeated Tim Ryan by 134 votes to 63

Rep. Nancy Pelosi was re-elected as House Democratic Leader after a vote on Wednesday, defeating a challenge from rival Rep. Tim Ryan.

Ryan (D-Ohio) hoped to unseat the longtime Democratic following a poor performance by the party on Election Day, which saw the Republicans hold on to the House and Senate and win the presidency. His challenge failed when Pelosi won with a vote of 134-63.

The Democrats gained a disappointing six seats in the House on Election Day and are still in the minority with 194 seats. Pelosi (D-California) has led the party in the House since 2002, and has said that she will work with the Trump administration despite being critical of his transition team.


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