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Pelosi 'Gratified' By Support for Minority Leader

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- After announcing her candidacy for House Minority Leader in the next session of Congress, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi wrote a second letter to Democratic colleagues, highlighting the support she has received from House Democrats who survived the GOP's landslide victory in the congressional midterm elections last Tuesday.

"In the 24 hours since I wrote seeking your views and your vote for Democratic Leader, I have been very gratified by the extensive and enthusiastic support I have received," Pelosi wrote. "Many of our colleagues, from all areas of our diverse Caucus, have been generous with their ideas and their support.  I am grateful for the confidence that has been placed in me to be House Democratic Leader."

Pelosi is running unopposed so far for the post, although moderate Blue Dog Rep. Heath Shuler of North Carolina pledged earlier in the week to challenge Pelosi for minority leader if she decided to run. In the brief time since Pelosi made her plans official Friday afternoon, Shuler has not announced his future intentions.

In the letter, Pelosi encouraged those House Democrats who lost reelection on Tuesday to continue their quest and run for Congress in the 2012 election, and also welcomed the handful of new Democrats who were elected to the House in open seats and took down incumbent Republicans.

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