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Nancy Pelosi's Future As Minority Leader Uncertain

San Francisco Congresswoman unlikely to regain Speaker's gavel. Plan uncertain.

By Chris Roberts
|  Friday, Nov 9, 2012  |  Updated 8:45 AM PDT
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Nancy Pelosi will continue to represent San Francisco in Congress for at least another two years. Less certain is how long she'll hang onto the title of House Minority Leader.
 

Since Tuesday's election, in which Democrats failed to retake the House of Representatives, Pelosi has been "uncharacteristically quiet," according to the San Francisco Chronicle. 
 
She will finish her term, but it's unlikely the Democrats will win any seats in the 2014 midterm elections, the newspaper reported. 
 
Last year, the Minority Leader's daughter, Alexandra, told media that she "would retire right now, if the donors she has didn't want her to stay too badly," the newspaper reported. 
 
But Pelosi has a "shocking level of energy" for someone who is 72, according to the newspaper. And Democrats still view her as the "heart and soul of the Congressional caucus and the Democratic Party," retiring Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey said.
 
It's up to Pelosi -- and she isn't saying what she'll do.

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