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Nancy Pelosi Gets San Francisco Street Named After Her

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: Updated: 05/21/2012 4:24 pm

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is getting a street named after her.

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee on Monday will name a street in Golden Gate Park after Pelosi in honor of her 25 years of service in Congress. The road, currently called Middle Drive East, connects John F. Kennedy Jr. Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in the park.

The ceremony will highlight Pelosi's efforts to combat HIV/AIDS over the past three decades, according to materials provided by Pelosi's office. As far as local matters go, Pelosi will also be honored for helping to preserve the Presidio, rehabilitating Crissy Field Air Field, securing billions in earthquake relief and helping to expand public transportation around the city.

This isn't Pelosi's first time having a street named after her. The mayor of Baltimore, Pelosi's hometown, also named a street after her in 2007, after she became Speaker of the House.

Pelosi will speak at the ceremony, which will be held in Golden Gate Park beginning at 2 p.m. PDT.

UPDATE: 4:15 p.m. -- The National Republican Congressional Committee took shots at Pelosi throughout the day by tweeting suggested names for her street. "Bailout Boulevard," "Debt End" and "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" were among the GOP proposals.

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