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Washington, D.C. - Speaker Nancy Pelosi released a letter to her Democratic colleagues this afternoon announcing that she will run to become House Democratic Leader in the next Congress.
Excerpt from her letter to Democratic colleagues:
"Our work is far from finished. As a result of Tuesday's election, the role of Democrats in the 112th Congress will change, but our commitment to serving the American people will not. We have no intention of allowing our great achievements to be rolled back. It is my hope that we can work in a bipartisan way to create jobs and strengthen the middle class
"Many of our colleagues have called with their recommendations on how to continue our fight for the middle class, and have encouraged me to run for House Democratic Leader. Based on those discussions, and driven by the urgency of protecting health care reform, Wall Street reform, and Social Security and Medicare, I have decided to run."
This news release provided by the office of the Speaker of the House.