November 14th, 2012
09:27 AM ET
9 years ago

First on CNN: Pelosi to run again for Democratic leader

(CNN) - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is asking Democrats to keep her in the position for the next session of Congress beginning in January, Democratic sources told CNN Wednesday.

One Democratic source close to Pelosi said she would "continue to lead a united Democratic Caucus that will play a crucial role in developing a responsible deficit reduction package – working with President Obama and our colleagues in the Senate – that protects Social Security and Medicare, the middle class and children, while asking the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share."

CNN's Dana Bash and Deirdre Walsh contributed to this report.

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  1. Pete

    Republicans are scared of her and for good reason because her bite is as big as her talk and old republicans who know her will vouch for that!!

    November 14, 2012 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  2. JC

    Has this woman not done enough damage? She appears at a point in modern history where the Democrats control both the House and the Senate, decisively. Instead of then preparing the nation to tighten its belt and deal with the economy, she pushes what amounts to the most divisive health care legislation in recent history. As a result, it costs the many Democrats their seats, puts the Republicans firmly in control of the senate, and costs Pelosi her job as House Majority Leader. Stupid is as stupid does; why have her back for another shot? Because she didn't fail hard enough the first time? Seriously, how many face-palms is this woman worth?

    November 14, 2012 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  3. Almost Unemployed

    With a win by Obama myself and 30 men with GOOD paying railroad jobs in the coal fields of Kentucky will soon be depending on Mrs. Pelosi for our daily bread. Thank you Nancy for the memories of working for a living.

    November 14, 2012 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  4. Larry in Houston

    I wish she would come to Texas & do what our old Governor done, years ago. (Ann Richards) google her) This state would end up blue, all the way ! Go Nancy !! We Love You ! She also knew that the Newter would never become the republican nominee, because she had the "dirt" on the Newter. If there is anybody in Congress that can take the republican on, it's Nancy.

    November 14, 2012 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  5. Frank - FL

    She is a complete nut

    November 14, 2012 10:09 am at 10:09 am |

    The opposition calls Nancy Pelosi a nut.
    Well...I would rather have a nut like Nancy Pelosi than a nut like Michelle Bachmann!!! any day!

    November 14, 2012 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  7. LegalizeReason


    The Republicans did not win control of the Senate in 2010. It was only their unpprecedented abuse of the closure rules that allowed the minority to rule the majority. Kind of ironic behavior by the strict constructionist crowd.

    November 14, 2012 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  8. Ed1

    OMG was there any surprise there what headline news just when you thought it couldn't get any worse.

    America has died as the Country we used to have that you the American people who voted for four more years.

    November 14, 2012 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  9. CommonSense

    Great News! She will go down in history as one of the best speaker's ever...Thank God for her and people that actually work to make this country a better place for all Americans!

    Maybe Boehner can learn from someone since he's been by far the worst we've ever had!!!

    November 14, 2012 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  10. Sniffit

    "why have her back for another shot? "

    If for no other reason than that you all look like petty, whiney, pantwetting little crybabies attacking a strong woman for being effective at her job. You just admitted that the ACA was passed, despite all your best attempts to demagogue it with patently orwellian nonsense like "death panels." Cry more. My Schadenfreude Flakes stay crunchy in tears.

    November 14, 2012 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  11. Gerald Tinnon

    As a Democrat, I have a lot of respect for Pelosi but I just think it is time to change Democratic leadership in the House. We need someone just as progressive but more forceful. Someone that can shove it down the throats of Paul Ryan, John Boehner and the other half wit Republican obstructionists that are holding our country down and don't really care. Tired of that "dead-ideas" bunch wanting to back step to the 1950's instead of moving forward toward the 2020's.

    November 14, 2012 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  12. ST

    Lovely. Nancy Pelosi is the most competent and capable woman in US history. No one is asking the question: How would she ever get there? To those who need the answer is: working hard and always delivering. Go Nancy Go!

    November 14, 2012 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  13. Marie MD

    Go Nancy!!!'

    November 14, 2012 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  14. Rudy-Tx

    It is time to start looking for other candidates....the one who will not sit on their tush and do nothing. And, that goes for the rest of Congress.

    November 14, 2012 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  15. Paul Price

    Well done! Keep on keeping on, Nancy. We need you!

    November 14, 2012 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  16. Larry in Houston

    @ Almost Unemployed @ 10:01 am – – I Also hope the Democrats ( in this cycle) address all those people that are out of work because of the E.P.A. – – I was watching the Piers Morgan interview with the Newtster – and to be perfectly honest, I typically don't agree with the Newtster, but when he told Piers in his interview about the 4 million people that would have Voted for Obama – all along the appalachia area, that is all of southeast Ohio – Northeast Ohio – Pennsylvania – W.Va. – parts of Kentucky – parts of Maryland – they ended up at the republican convention with their hard hats ON – I'm now an Independant – but these people Need Work – they are tired of staying on welfare, and / or unemployment . These areas ( states) are sitting on top of 800 years of COAL – not to mention that they need to go for the Keystone pipeline, and drill for that shale – for some reason the democrats are afraid and scared to death of the E.P.A.I mean, they don't want to" Mine" in those states for some reason. They don't want to "Frac" – and the list goes on. IF they ( the Dems) want around 4 million more votes ( in 2016) they really need to address this "work" problem with the people in that area.

    November 14, 2012 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  17. Wake up People!

    Go Mrs. Pelosi! I really don't know a lot about her but if the GOP and it's minions hate her, that's reason enough for me to embrace her.

    I'm for ANYTHING or ANYONE that the GOP is against.

    November 14, 2012 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  18. The Real Tom Paine

    We need a change, and Pelosi is not the answer. Chris Van Hollen is the one to lead the party at this stage, since Hoyer is no better.

    November 14, 2012 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  19. Anonymous

    Go get them, Mrs. Pelosi!

    The people who are demonizing her do not have any problem with "tantrum" Bachmann. Reading all messages on this board, some same she is too nut while others say she is too soft. What do people want?

    November 14, 2012 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  20. The REAL Truth...

    @Larry in Houston – agreed with most of your post, but the Keystone pipeline is a short-term jobs booster. Long term the pipeline will have a few jobs, and the liquids it carries to Houston's ship lanes will be for export, not refining and internal use. That's the big caveat being hidden by those pro-pipeline. The Mid-West would see their energy/fuel prices increase as those would also be exported. The GOP view of the Keystone being good for America is not valid.
    While Pelosi may have been against the pipeline, her public persona is still too "liberal" for my liking, and it may be time for someone else to take over the job.

    November 14, 2012 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  21. Almost Unemployed

    @ Larry in Houston: Problem will not go away and diverse jobs will not come until their is an effort by both sides to build industry’s and roads networks that can carry commerce into these areas coal is really all their is. These are hard working men and women who most laugh at and make fun of but have for many years provided upwards of 70% of our coal for electricity. WE ARE FLY OVER COUNTRY.

    November 14, 2012 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  22. Kenny K


    Go get them, Mrs. Pelosi!

    The people who are demonizing her do not have any problem with "tantrum" Bachmann. Reading all messages on this board, some said she is too nut while others say she is too soft. What do people want?

    November 14, 2012 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  23. Woman In California

    Ms. Pelosi understands the job of Speaker, knows how to keep her party in line and is not afraid of threats. It will also be refereshing to see someone sit in back of the president again, who doesn't turn orange.

    November 14, 2012 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  24. Amphiox

    From 2008-2010, Pelosi's leadership shepherded through a huge number of bills that will in the longterm change America for the better. The ACA, the stimulus package, various new regulations that will prevent another financial meltdown like the one in 2008 from happening again. She is an integral part of Obama's legacy. The democrats in 2 years passed more legislation of importance and substance that Bush did in 8 years.

    Of course the right wing thinks all of this is bad, and have tirelessly spread the lie that Obama and Pelosi have done "nothing", but these are the same reality challenged folks who were do certain that Romney was winning in a landslide, so what the think and claim to be good for the country can pretty much be summarily dismissed.

    November 14, 2012 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  25. Vence

    Go get them girl!

    November 14, 2012 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
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