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House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California has been chosen by her party to be speaker of the House come January. The final vote on speakership is on Jan. 3. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is facing opposition from a group of House Democrats who argue that after the midterm elections voters want a new generation of leadership in the House. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Pelosi's Democratic Opponents Go Public, But Still Lack Challenger

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., expressed confidence she would be elected speaker of the House after Democrats won control of the chamber in the midterm elections on Tuesday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., campaigned for Democratic candidates across the country this summer, including challengers hoping to oust GOP candidates in her home state. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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Pelosi Focuses On Retaking The House, Dismisses Questions About Her Leadership

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In 2015, newly elected Speaker of the House Paul Ryan shakes hands with outgoing Speaker John Boehner alongside House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi at the U.S. Capitol. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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