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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D- Calif., conducts her weekly news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center, Nov. 17, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio is challenging Pelosi for the position of House minority leader. (Tom Williams/Congressional Quarterly/Newscom/Zuma Press/TNS)

Nancy Pelosi re-elected as minority leader

Nancy Pelosi was re-elected as the Democratic House Minority Leader Wednesday morning – making it her eighth term.

After receiving the news she responded on twitter writing: “Honored to be elected by my colleagues to serve as Democratic Leader. Let’s get to work.”

Pelosi defeated Ohio Democratic Representative Tim Ryan. She received the support of two-thirds of House Democrats and won with 134 votes – Ryan received 63 votes.

She has been serving as the Minority Leader since Jan. 3, 2011 and previously served as the 52nd Speaker of the U.S. House of Representative from 2007 to 2011.