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In November of 2006, Democrats completed a stunning recapture of both chambers of Congress. Immediately after the election, Democratic leaders said they viewed their victory as a mandate to change Republican policy on Iraq, which polls showed to be an important issue among voters. From left, newly minted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, of Maryland, and Representative John Murtha (D-PA), at the House leadership elections.
In November of 2006, Democrats completed a stunning recapture of both chambers of Congress.

Immediately after the election, Democratic leaders said they viewed their victory as a mandate to change Republican policy on Iraq, which polls showed to be an important issue among voters.

From left, newly minted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, of Maryland, and Representative John Murtha (D-PA), at the House leadership elections.
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