Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Democrats Elect Pelosi as House Minority Leader

I've blogged the Democrats' leadership fight, so might as well update with the outcome. The Hill has the story. The final vote 150-43, which was stunning, apparently, since challenger Heath Shuler did not ask colleagues for votes. And here's this from The Hill:
GOP leaders were quick to criticize Democrats for re-electing Pelosi, accusing the party of being tone-deaf to the message sent by voters in the midterms.

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele issued a statement saying Democrats "chose to ignore the elections" and empower leaders who will continue "the same reckless, job-killing agenda that was just overwhelmingly rejected."