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Thank you, Nancy ** UPDATED **

Thank you for all you have done for the people of this country during your legislative career. Thank you for being a strong and effective Speaker of the House for the past four years. Thank you for standing strong for policies that would help all Americans, not just a favored few. Thank you for all of the bills you ushered through the last two congresses, whether they eventually became law or not. Thank you for being the President’s strong right-hand during the fight for health care reform. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Sincerely yours,

Dem-leaning Independent voter

** UPDATE **

Nancy Pelosi has announced she will seek the Minority Leader position.

Read her letter after the jump

November 5, 2010

Over the past several days, I have spoken with many Democratic colleagues about how to continue our fight for to make our country more secure and strengthen the middle class, create jobs, protect Social Security and Medicare, and promote the innovation, technology and education to make America Number One in the world. As always, I am inspired by the fighting spirit of our Democratic Members.

As you know, Democrats have produced historic legislation in the area of health care, veterans’ benefits, women’s rights, Wall Street reform, and cutting taxes for 95 percent of the American people and millions of small businesses. And we have restored fiscal discipline to the Congress by making the deficit-cutting Pay As You Go rules the law of the land.

These accomplishments have begun the difficult work of recovering from the worst economic collapse since the 1930s and, according to independent reviews, prevented our country from plunging into another Great Depression. As a result, numerous congressional experts call this the most productive Congress in a half century. This was only possible because our Members had the courage of their convictions and put the interests of the Country first.

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.

I am writing to respectfully request your support and I look forward to hearing your views. Please let me know what you are thinking.

Thank you for your leadership and friendship.

best wishes,

Nancy Pelosi


  1. Shaun Appleby

    Unequivocally one of the best speakers ever.  The things people complain about regarding her tenure are the fundamental performance measures of her position description.  Bossy?  We should be so lucky next time.

  2. DTOzone

    I didn’t see a defeated woman. I didn’t see what I saw with Dennis Hastert and Tom Foley.

    I saw someone who was triumphant, even with the reality. Even a little bit relieved.

    Speaking as someone who knew legislating would bring this type of defeat, one of the things I kept saying during the last two years was “we’re going to lose” but what people seemed to miss in my pessimism was that I always thought the loss would be worth it.

    It was. Under Pelosi’s leadership, and even with Reid and Obama, we made some real progress not seen in decades. I’m proud of that.

    I never thought the people would react positively to what we do, but I always thought it would be worth it anyway

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