Nancy Pelosi To Stay On As Democratic Leader Of U.S. House

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The 12-term California congresswoman ended speculation that she may step down during a Wednesday morning meeting of the Democratic Caucus.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi

The 12-term California congresswoman ended speculation that she may step down during a Wednesday morning meeting of the Democratic Caucus.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that she will seek another term as Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, Politico reported.

The 12-term California congresswoman ended speculation that she may step down during a Wednesday morning meeting of the Democratic Caucus. Chatter about Pelosi's plans had picked up after Democrats failed to regain control of the House last week, denying her the House Speaker's gavel now held by Ohio Rep. John Boehner.

Pelosi's colleagues have said that the leadership post is hers if she wanted to keep the job.  

Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who chairs the Democratic National Committee, was confident on Tuesday that Pelosi would hold onto her post.

“Personally, if you ask me, I would be shocked if she left,” Wasserman Schultz said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “It would really surprise me if she stepped aside.”