Oh, happy day: House Democrats reelect Pelosi as leader
posted at 3:20 pm on November 29, 2012 by Erika Johnsen
There were a few grumblings about opposing her bid, but they apparently didn’t amount to anything significant and she’s officially back for another round as Democrats’ House leader. I can hardly contain my rapture.
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 acclimation,” 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.