Scribd Scoop: Nancy Pelosi Fends Off the Competition, Gets Re-Elected

She did it again. 

House Democrats re-elected California congresswoman Nancy Pelosi to be their leader, securing a job she’s held for more than a decade. 

The 76-year-old didn’t rise to power without some drama, however. Including an opponent who blasted her for being status quo.

The Scoop

House Democrats re-elect Pelosi as leader despite discontent

Ohio congressman Tim Ryan was also vying for the spot, saying that there’s a need for change in the House to connect with voters in the middle of the country and that regaining the majority would take “a new message and a new messenger.”

Still, Pelosi was able to beat her opponent with almost exactly two-thirds of the vote needed to win, after making some changes, like naming newer, younger members to her team

Making History

Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi's Life, Times, and Rise to Power

Journalist and political analyst Marc Sandalow offers an in-depth look — based on hundreds of interviews — at the life of the first female Speaker of the House. 

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