WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats seem ready to give House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the rest of their House leadership team another two years at the helm, even though the party lost seats in this month's elections.

House Democrats were meeting privately Tuesday to pick their leaders. Pelosi and other top leaders have no known challengers.

Pelosi is a liberal Californian who has been leading House Democrats since 2003. From 2007 through 2010 Democrats controlled the chamber and Pelosi became the first female House speaker.

House Democrats lost at least a dozen seats on Election Day. Though some Democrats grumble privately that it's time for fresh blood in the leadership, most don't blame Pelosi for those losses. Instead, they cite factors beyond their control, like President Barack Obama's unpopularity.