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UPDATE: Source says Pelosi to remain as leader of House Dems

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WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- A congressional official says House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has told her party caucus she will remain as minority leader in the new session of Congress. 

This official says the 72-year-old Pelosi made the decision to remain at the helm of the party's House leadership even though Democrats failed to win the necessary 25 additional seats to become the majority party again.

An official close to Pelosi revealed her decision on condition of anonymity because she hadn't yet publicly announced it.

Pelosi's quarter-century of service in Congress representing a San Francisco area district in the House includes becoming the first woman in history to serve as speaker.

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WASHINGTON (WKOW)-- House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi will announce her plans for Democratic party leadership in Congress Wednesday.

Representative Pelosi will discuss whether she will stay on as the House Democratic leader, a position she took ten years ago.

Pelosi won re-election in her home district of San Francisco, but said she isn't sure if she will run for office again when her term ends. She made history when she was elected as the first woman Speaker of the House in 2007.

If she steps down, Steen Hoer of Maryland is expected to run for the post.

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