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US House Democrat Pelosi to tell political plans Wednesday

Published on Nov 14, 2012 6:18 AM
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (right) and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) (centre) arrive for a news conference to introduce 37 of the newly-elected House Democratic Members at the U.S. Capitol Nov 13, 2012 in Washington, DC. -- PHOTO : AFP

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Nancy Pelosi, who served as the first woman Speaker of the US House of Representatives from 2007 through 2010, will announce on Wednesday whether she will seek another term as the chamber's Democratic minority leader.

"I will see you 10am, tomorrow, those of you who are interested," Ms Pelosi told reporters at the Capitol on Tuesday when asked if she wanted to continue to head her party in the House next year.

Ms Pelosi, a leading liberal, has been minority leader for the past two years. Her four-year reign as House speaker came to an end shortly after the 2010 elections that saw Republicans take the chamber and subsequently elect John Boehner as speaker.

Senior Pelosi aides said it remained unclear what she would do. "House Democrats are waiting to hear," said Representative Steve Israel, head of the House Democratic campaign committee.

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