Pelosi unopposed as Democrats meet to nominate House speaker
WASHINGTON -- Nancy Pelosi enters the House Democratic leadership elections on Wednesday in an unusual position: She's running unopposed. This was not the plan from Pelosi opponents who vowed to usher in a new era for Democrats. But one by one, the powerful California congresswoman picked off the would-be challengers and smoothed the skeptics. In the end, there was no one willing, or able, to mount a serious campaign against her.