Nov. 3, 2010 /EIN Presswire/ – Cruising to an easy re-election in the 13th district of California, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s leadership future remains up for debate.

Pelosi had refused to comment on her future as leader of the Democratic Party in the House by insisting that her party would retain the majority, but she will have to change her tune after Tuesday’s electoral defeat.

The Speaker became a a polarizing figure in House races nationwide, with some moderate Democrats even calling for her to step down from her leadership position.

In 2006, then-Speaker Dennis Hastert resigned from the House following his party’s defeat in the midterm elections.

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