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Breaking: 80 Year Old Nancy Pelosi Re-Elected As Speaker

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Democrats have re-elected 80 year old Nancy Pelosi as speaker.

From axios.com

Nancy Pelosi was re-elected Tuesday as Speaker of the House, preserving her role as the key Democratic player in Congress and solidifying her power alongside a future Biden administration.

Why it matters: Pelosi’s re-election, which took place remotely via voice vote, follows a disappointing election for House Democrats, who lost several seats, undercutting the party’s major gains from the 2018 midterms.

• While it was never a question that she would resume her role as the most powerful woman in Washington given no serious challenger ran against her, many frustrated members of the caucus wanted a change in leadership.

• Pelosi, who is 80, has been the House Democratic leader since 2002.

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