Update (Nov. 14): Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi announced this morning she will stick around as the House Minority Leader. Nobody in the House is challenging her on this one, as she's loved by her fellow Democrats. San Francisco should be stoked — she's our powerful pipeline to the White House.
(Original story Nov. 13): Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi is expected to announce Wednesday morning whether she intends to remain as House Minority Leader or officially retire from her post.
Pelosi, who has represented San Francisco since 1987, became the most powerful woman in America when she became Speaker of the House after Obama was elected in 2008. She lost the speaker gavel after the 2010 elections when Republicans took control of the House.
If the powerful Pelosi does step down from her leadership position in the House, it will probably signal her intention to leave Congress sooner rather than later, says David Latterman, a San Francisco-based political analyst.