Business Insider: The Stunning Life And Career Of Nancy Pelosi

Despite first running for office at age 47, House Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has managed to become the most powerful woman in Washington.

It’s been a long road, but with staggering fundraising skills and a political sixth-sense, Pelosi has managed to break gender barriers and force her way into the notorious Old Boys Club on Capitol Hill.

Here’s how a San Francisco housewife became part of the Washington elite.

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