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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will remain atop the Democratic caucus for at least two more years, her office announced Wednesday. [Washington Post – **UPDATE**]

TODAY, VERY soon, we will know.

The real intrigue would be for the caucus chair job, where Connecticut Rep. John Larson (Conn.) is term limited. California Rep. Xavier Becerra, Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and New York Reps. Joe Crowley and Steve Israel are all seen as potential future House leaders and will need to sort out who goes where ““ and why. It could be an ugly process, but it is definitely a necessary one. And it only happens if Pelosi goes. [Washington Post]

But think about this. If Rep. Nancy Pelosi steps aside and doesn’t continue leading the Democrats in the House, guess who steps up.

Steny Hoyer.

If that doesn’t depress you, nothing will.

Caucus chair going to Chris Van Hollen would at least make it palatable.