FILE - in this Oct. 2, 2012 file photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. At the top of their roosts in Washi

 

              FILE - in this Oct. 2, 2012 file photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. At the top of their roosts in Washi
FILE - in this Oct. 2, 2012 file photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. At the top of their roosts in Washington, leaders of Congress are, as usual, turning out to be niche players on the national campaign stage. More junior House and Senate leaders are out campaigning and raising money as well _ not just to win this year's races, but to shore up rank and file support for when it's their turn to run for the top jobs on Capitol Hill. Pelosi is accompanied by House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Md., left. and other House Democrats. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)