Women in Congress endorse Pelosi for leader
POSTED: Friday, November 12, 2010 - 9:13pm
UPDATED: Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 8:38am
WASHINGTON (AP) - Thirty-one House women say Nancy Pelosi should
keep her spot as Democratic leader in the next Congress.
In a letter to other members of the party's caucus Friday, the
women lawmakers said Pelosi has borne the brunt of "unfair
criticism and attacks." They said the party needs the Californian
to fight against Republican attempts to roll back the health care
overhaul and other measures.
The endorsement was touted by Pelosi's office after about two
dozen Democrats voiced a preference for someone else to lead the
party next year. No viable candidate has emerged.
Republicans won back control of Congress in the midterm
elections. Both parties hold leadership elections when Congress
returns for a lame duck session next week.