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John Boehner says Nancy Pelosi left 'very nice voicemail'

Nancy Pelosi's expected successor as speaker of the House, now that Republicans have taken control of the chamber, says he expects 'a very smooth transition with her office.'

November 03, 2010|By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times

Rep. Nancy Pelosi has reached out to the man who is expected to be her successor as speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. John Boehner (R- Ohio) said Wednesday.

"The speaker attempted to reach me this morning, left me a very nice voicemail and I expect that we will have a very smooth transition with her office," Boehner told a televised news conference.

He did not release any details of Pelosi's comments.

Pelosi (D- San Francisco), who easily won reelection to her congressional seat, was a prime target for Republicans who opposed her liberalism and made her the face of their drive to control the House.

That opposition continued Wednesday when Boehner earlier gave his assessment of Tuesday's election and argued that "the American people had voted against the Pelosi-Obama agenda."

Pelosi has not spoken publicly about her personal plans since the election. No longer speaker, she could run to become minority leader.

michael.muskal@latimes.com

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