Pelosi Elected Minority Leader
Via CNN: Pelosi wins Democratic leadership fight:
Pelosi turned back a challenge from North Carolina Rep. Heath Shuler, a member of the party’s diminished centrist "Blue Dog" faction, in a 150 to 43 vote.
The rest of the caucus’ leadership is as follows:
Democrats avoided a contentious fight for the No. 2 slot between the more moderate Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer — the current House majority leader — and the more liberal South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn, now the majority whip.
Under a deal brokered by Pelosi, Hoyer will likely become the minority whip in the next Congress — the second Democrat slot — while Clyburn will serve as assistant leader — a newly-created third Democratic position.
Connecticut Rep. John Larson remains Democratic caucus chairman, with California Rep. Xavier Beccera rounding out the leadership as caucus vice chair.