BREAKING: Nancy Pelosi Passes Her First Test to Retake the Speaker's Gavel

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Posted: Nov 28, 2018 3:25 PM
BREAKING: Nancy Pelosi Passes Her First Test to Retake the Speaker's Gavel

California Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi is on the way to reestablishing her reign as the keeper of the gavel in the House of Representatives.  

On Wednesday afternoon, Pelosi passed a leadership test vote 203-32. In January, she will face a final decision and vote among her caucus on whether she will regain the speakership. For months Democrats have called for new leadership and a number are still refusing to put her back into power. She needs 218 votes in the final round, just before the new Congress is seated.

Just before Thanksgiving, potential challenger Rep. Marcia Fudge withdrew her threat to officially challenge Pelosi and backed her candidacy.

During remarks just before the vote, Pelosi said she was confident she had the votes necessary today and maintains the same confidence ahead of a final January decision.

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