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Pelosi, seven other Democrats, improved their margins of victory

The University of Minnesota's Smart Politics blog finds "just eight Democratic incumbents won by a larger victory margin during the Republican landslide of 2010 than during the Democratic wave of 2008 - including lightning rod (and outgoing) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who improved by the second largest margin out of the entire Democratic caucus."

The "Magnificent Eight," as Smart Politics calls them: Bob Brady (PA-1), Pelosi (CA-8), Nydia Velazquez (NY-12), Chellie Pingree (ME-1), Jim Himes (CT-4), David Scott (GA-13), Chaka Fattah (PA-2), and Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-24).