Nov 29, 2012 Comments Off on House Dems Reelect Pelosi As Leader Infidel
Excerpted from The Hill: House Democrats will go into the 113th Congress with their leadership team largely unchanged after rank-and file members voted Thursday to keep Rep. Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and her top lieutenants at the head of the party.
The elections were largely a technicality and Pelosi and the other leaders were all chosen by “unanimously by acclamation,” according to Democratic leadership aides, indicating there was a voice vote rather than a roll-call tally.
Heading into the vote, several conservative-leaning Blue Dog Democrats – including Reps. Jim Matheson (Utah) and John Barrow (Ga.) – had indicated they would oppose the liberal Pelosi for the minority leader position. But the voice vote meant their opposition was not officially recorded.
Pelosi had all but secured the top Democrat spot earlier this month in announcing her intention to remain in the leadership next year.