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  Perlmutter reverses course, will support Pelosi for speaker following compromise
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Last EditedBrentinCO  Dec 13, 2018 09:36pm
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News DateFriday, December 14, 2018 03:35:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionU.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi all but ensured that she will become House speaker next month, quelling a revolt by disgruntled Democrats including Colorado's Ed Perlmutter by agreeing to limit her tenure to no more than four additional years in the chamber's top post.

In exchange, Perlmutter, who has helped lead efforts by opponents to Pelosi's speakership, now says he will vote in her favor next month.

Within moments of announcing Wednesday she would restrict her time in the job, seven of her critics distributed a statement promising to back the California Democrat.

Democrats widely agreed that the pledge meant Pelosi had clinched a comeback to the post she held from 2007 until January 2011, the last time her party ran the House and the first time the speaker was a woman.
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