November 5th, 2010
01:13 PM ET
3 years ago

BREAKING: Pelosi running for Dem leader

(CNN) - Outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday she will run for minority leader, even as some moderate and conservative Democrats have said she should step aside.

Pelosi made the announcement on Twitter: "Driven by the urgency of creating jobs & protecting #hcr, #wsr, Social Security & Medicare, I am running for Dem Leader."


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soundoff (213 Responses)
  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Wonderful! Keep fighting for the people Madam Speaker. As far as conservative democrats go, get with the program or get the hell out of the party.

    November 5, 2010 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  2. Deborah/Kansas City

    Nancy was attacked and vilified by the right because she was the most powerful woman in the government and the most effective legislator. They vilified her while protesting any disagreemnt with their candidates, Anle and Odonell. Imagine one of them trying to live up to Nancy's effectivenss, grace underfire, and tenacity. You go Nancy.

    November 5, 2010 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  3. Lisa

    OMG! Please lady just go away!

    November 5, 2010 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  4. November 2, 2010 - The Day Progressive Socialism was STOPPED! Rollback to continue in 2012!!

    THANK YOU NANCY!! You will GUARANTEE the further destruction of the DemocRAT Party in 2012. One HAS to believe that this woman is now consumed by the blind pursuit of power.

    ALL HAIL OBOZO, REID AND PELOSI!!! THE SAVIORS OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY!!!

    November 5, 2010 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  5. miami2010

    Fire Pelosi 2012 – The campaing begin.

    November 5, 2010 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  6. Bill

    Good luck Pelosi. You're going to need it.

    November 5, 2010 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  7. Jacob

    good! she has done a great job as majority leader, and America is served well by her!

    November 5, 2010 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  8. Mark

    Ok, as the face of a party that has just lost the House, why would she attempt to be in the spotlight of the losing party? Isnt it clear yet Madam loser, America doesnt like you or your arrogant posturing. Much less your policy.

    November 5, 2010 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  9. Duncan Shweet

    This is the best news the republicans could ever hope for. Right now the Democrats are like Humpty Dumpty.

    November 5, 2010 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  10. hilary

    Nancy

    Stop thinking about yourself and MOVE ON. There must be someone else in the party that should have a chance. You and some of the other Dems are part of the problem. Time for some new blood at the top

    November 5, 2010 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  11. Jason from Hollywood

    Unbelievable...that's like GWB running for president again after leaving town with a 22% approval rating...

    She can run, but she won't win. Who's going to back a loser?

    November 5, 2010 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  12. Rick

    I hope she gets the position. With the new lower job she can drain the pond. The swamp was a little too much for her.

    November 5, 2010 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  13. Danny

    thank god. now if only hillary got back into politics, dems would be sure to win big in 2012 and beyond.

    November 5, 2010 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  14. possum pam

    Please just make her go away! Far Far away.

    November 5, 2010 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  15. deputydoug64

    You have to be kidding me right, this fool thinks she is actually going to win this position? I will let my democratic house member know if he wants his job in 2012 he better not!

    November 5, 2010 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  16. James

    Nancy Pelosi needs to just go away, and let America move forward! She contributes nothing!

    November 5, 2010 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  17. Ann

    Why is it eveil people never want to leave? It's like they're daring you to say they're bad.

    November 5, 2010 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  18. Cory

    Forgive her Father for she does not know what she has done.

    November 5, 2010 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  19. Gene Hubbard

    She just don't get it. Probably one of the main reasons the Pubs almost run the board. was because of her. Talk about loving one's self. If I were a Dem I wouldn't want her trying to lead me any more.

    November 5, 2010 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  20. 2012 can't come soon enough.

    LOL Epic Fail Dems. Epic Fail. This won't sit well with anyone. Who would vote for a Dem Congress and put the most unpopular Dem back into power? This doesn't even make sense. LMAO

    November 5, 2010 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  21. Jack

    I wonder if she will insist on using the Air Foce jets as minority leader?

    November 5, 2010 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  22. Mike

    I am not a Democrat by no means but I agree get her out of politics all together and put someone in there that is compotent, enough PELOSI the country can't handle no more of her.

    November 5, 2010 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  23. wrussellcox

    Her arrogance and desperation are actually becoming comical to watch. Members of her own party are telling her they have had enough of her bullying, my way or the highway, don't care what the people want way of thinking and doing things, and she still thinks she will be leader.. I really hope she does not go away anytime soon... It really is great entertainment.

    November 5, 2010 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  24. Barrak O

    She will lose and go home

    November 5, 2010 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  25. Taylor

    Pelosi's performance was just a disgrace. As if life long democrat, I have to say the only way the party will earn any respect going forward will be to push Pelosi out of the picture. She and Harry Reid had an opportunity to work with the president and acutally do some good for the country. Instead, she and Reid each took their own path, failed to work as a team and did nothing to help fix the real problems facing the country. Pelosi was just selfish and useless. Move her aside.

    November 5, 2010 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
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