California Democrat Nancy Pelosi has won re-election in the House of Representatives as the House minority leader.
The vote by secret ballot Wednesday gave Pelosi 134 votes, and 63 votes to her challenger, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan.
This is reported to be the toughest competition she has ever faced in trying to hold on to her position.
Pelosi, 76, has remained in the top leadership role for the Democrats since 2003. When Democrats gained control of the House in 2006, she became the first female speaker of the House.
Honored to be elected by my colleagues to serve as Democratic Leader. Let’s get to work. pic.twitter.com/knAEqL8azt
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) November 30, 2016
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) November 30, 2016
Nancy Pelosi hasn’t led House Dems to a victory since 2008 and she keeps her job.
This is why Washington doesn’t work.
— Harlan Hill (@Harlan) November 30, 2016
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