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Nancy Pelosi elected Democrats' minority leader

Nancy Pelosi elected Democrats' minority leader 18 Nov 2010 House Democrats on Wednesday elected Speaker Nancy Pelosi to lead them in the minority. Backed by the powerful California delegation, especially the veteran Democrats who surround her San Francisco district, Pelosi quashed a challenge by conservative North Carolina Democrat and former NFL quarterback Heath Shuler. The vote was 150-43 for Pelosi, who will assume her new role in January.