Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she will be looking to keep her job as the Democratic leader in the House.
Her colleagues have said for days that the post would be hers if she wanted it.
Last week's elections left the Democrats still in the minority in the House, even as Democrats gained seats in the Senate and President Barack Obama won a second term.
Pelosi said today that her colleagues told her, "Don't even think of leaving." She spoke surrounded by women lawmakers, and said she's "very, very proud" of the role that women played in last week's election.
Republicans are reacting with derision. A spokesman for the National Republican Campaign Committee says there's "no better person" to preside over what he calls "the most liberal House Democratic caucus in history."