Nancy Pelosi to Announce Political Future Wednesday

Just as Californians are waking up in the morning, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi will be making a key announcement about her future in congress.

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    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. holds a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says she'll announce Wednesday whether she'll continue in her current position or step down after her party failed to gain the 25 seats it needed to win the House majority.

    When a few undecided races are called, Democrats may gain half of that number. But Pelosi, who raised millions of dollars to put Democrats back in power, has refused to say whether she'll relinquish or keep her leadership post, serve out the two-year term to which she was just elected, or retire.

    She spoke while introducing some of the newly elected House Democrats at a news conference on Capitol Hill, where Congress was reconvening for a lame duck session.

    Her office released a transcript of the event that read in part:

    Reporter question: Would you plan to stay on as the Leader?

    Leader Pelosi. Let’s see, what time is it now? It’s 2 o’clock on Tuesday. I’ll see you right here 10 o’clock tomorrow morning. While I love you all very dearly, I thought maybe I would talk to my own Caucus before I shared that information with you. So, I’ll see you 10 o’clock tomorrow morning. Okay?

    She answered a couple questions from reporters and wrapped up the conference with this:

    "I’ll see you tomorrow at 10 a.m.  Or those of you who are interested.  See you there?"

    Remember 10 a.m. in D.C. is 7 a.m. here in California.