HOUSE DEMS RE-ELECT PELOSI

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washign­ton» House Democrats re-elected Nancy Pelosi as their leader Wed­nes­day, rat­i­fy­ing the sta­tus quo in a chang­ing Wash­ing­ton de­spite wide­spread frus­tra­tion over the party’s direc­tion.

That dis­en­chant­ment man­i­fested it­self in 63 law­mak­ers sup­port­ing Pelosi’s op­po­nent, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan, in the se­cret-bal­lot vote. That was by far the largest de­fec­tion Pelosi has suf­fered since she be­gan lead­ing House Democrats in 2002.

Still, the Cal­i­for­nia law­maker had de­clared ahead of time that more than two-thirds of the cau­cus was sup­port­ing her, and she won al­most ex­actly two-thirds with 134 votes. It was a tes­ta­ment to her vote-count­ing skills and to her abil­ity to hang onto power even in dark days for Democrats, as they con­front a cap­i­tal that will be fully con­trolled by the GOP next year.

She dis­puted the sug­ges­tion she might be con­cerned about the de­fec­tions she suf­fered. “They weren’t de­fec­tions; I had two-thirds of the vote,” Pelosi said, re­peat­ing “two-thirds, two-thirds” to a group of re­porters.

Mex­ico dis­ap­pointed at Car­rier agree­ment to keep jobs in U.S. B

mex­ico city» Of­fi­cials in the state of Nuevo Leon ex­pressed dis­ap­point­ment Wed­nes­day at Car­rier Corp.’s an­nounce­ment it will keep hun­dreds of jobs in the United States rather than send them south of the border.

Car­rier said it had made a deal with Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump to keep the jobs at its plant in In­di­ana.

Car­rier op­er­ates one plant in Nuevo Leon and has built but not yet oc­cu­pied an­other one there as part of a planned $200 mil­lion ex­pan­sion.

At a news con­fer­ence, the mayor of Santa Cata­rina, the Mon­ter­rey sub­urb where the Car­rier plant is, said he had not heard from the com­pany.

Wash­ing­ton pres­i­den­tial elec­tor joins anti-Trump move­ment B

olympia, wash.» A Demo­cratic pres­i­den­tial elec­tor from Wash­ing­ton said Wed­nes­day she is join­ing a na­tional ef­fort to try and deny Trump the pres­i­dency at the Elec­toral Col­lege.

Levi Guerra, a 19-yearold from the small town of War­den in cen­tral Wash­ing­ton, an­nounced at the state Capi­tol that she is now part of the so-called Hamil­ton Elec­tors, a group that in­cludes fel­low Wash­ing­ton elec­tor P. Bret Chi­afalo, who joined Guerra at the Capi­tol.

The group seeks to block Trump by en­cour­ag­ing Demo­cratic and Repub­li­can elec­tors in ev­ery state to unite be­hind a to-be-de­ter­mined con­sen­sus Repub­li­can can­di­date.

Trump names House PR per­son to staff, trea­surer as ad­viser B

phoenix» Trump has named Ari­zona House spokes­woman Stephanie Gr­isham to a press re­la­tions post on his tran­si­tion team and added state Trea­surer Jeff DeWit as a spe­cial ad­viser for operations.

Gr­isham has been on leave from her Ari­zona job since shortly after the Leg­is­la­ture ad­journed in May work­ing on press mat­ters for the Trump cam­paign. She said Wed­nes­day that she will travel with Trump to han­dle the pro­tec­tive press pool that ac­com­pa­nies Trump and to act as a spokes­woman. Gr­isham also con­firmed that she will be leav­ing her Ari­zona House job, al­though she didn’t set a date.

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