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Pelosi looks a bit more likely to stay Democratic leader

(J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

The speculation was that the move meant she might not be running again for her leadership post, since a delay might give someone a chance to organize a challenge — to her or to her most likely successor, Democratic Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.).

A Democratic leadership aide said yesterday that the vote has now been set for Nov. 29. Hmmm, still gives some time for a challenger.

Al Kamen, an award-winning columnist on the national staff of The Washington Post, created the “In the Loop” column in 1993.


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