Nancy Pelosi Reelected as Democratic Leader in the House
She’s back in business. Nancy Pelosi has beaten a challenge from Tim Ryan to lead the Democratic caucus for an eighth term. Ohio Democrat Ryan had attempted to challenge Pelosi for the party’s lack of commitment to working class voters. This same voting bloc had helped get a Senate majority 10 years ago when Pelosi became the first woman speaker – and now, critics say the 76-year-old House Minority Leader will have to do more to win them back. With a tough year ahead for the Democrats, many are looking to Pelosi for more than business as usual.