Defending Pelosi, Next Time Around

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took a beating around the country during the 2010 midterms: She was the lynchpin of the GOP attack machine, and not so many Democrats, especially those in tough races, felt inclined to defend her.

National Journal's Susan Davis reports that, as Democrats gear up for their newfound minority, they will seek to defend Pelosi more vigilantly:

Democrats say they have learned one important lesson from this year's campaign: They must support and defend Pelosi with a sharper team of surrogates who can quickly respond to attacks at any point during the unrelenting 24/7 news cycle.

Pelosi remains uniquely gifted to lead a Democratic minority caucus. Her strengths are an ability to maintain party unity and centralize power in the Speaker's office. As we saw during the past Congress, unity worked will for the GOP minority.

Read Davis's full story at National Journal.

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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