Despite being, alongside President Obama, the public face of the losing side of this week’s election battle, Representative Nancy Pelosi feels like she still should play the top role in Democratic House politics. “Driven by the urgency of creating jobs & protecting [health-care reform and Wall Street reform], Social Security & Medicare, I am running for Dem Leader,” she tweeted today. According to Politico, some Democratic House members are already on the record opposing the idea, but Pelosi still has “strong support within the liberal base of the caucus.” If she hadn’t run, her second-in-command, Steny Hoyer, would have made a bid for the role, but he has said he wouldn’t challenge her. Meanwhile, Blue Dog Heath Shuler still hasn’t ruled out a run.
Nancy Pelosi to run for minority leader [Politico]