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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will win reelection, CNN projects. Pelosi here speaks during her weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol on September 30, in Washington, D.C.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will win reelection, CNN projects, defeating her GOP opponent in the midterm race.

Pelosi, a towering figure in Democratic politics, won out against longshot Republican challenger John Dennis in the race for California's 11th Congressional District.

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CNN's Daniella Diaz contributed to this report.

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