Even as the new members were arriving in Washington for their freshman orientation meetings, Pelosi's office was busy on Monday churning out statements from senior Democrats, urging their new colleagues to back Pelosi for Speaker.
"Later this month, I will cast my vote for Nancy Pelosi to become our party’s nominee for Speaker of the House, and I urge you to do the same," wrote Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), expected to be the next Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
"The next Speaker of the House must be a shrewd, battle-tested negotiator," said Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA), in line to be the next Chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. "That's why I'm asking you to join me in supporting Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House."
While a number of new Democrats like Cunningham have said they don't want Pelosi to become Speaker again - no other Democrat has stepped forward to run against her.
There's still plenty of time for maneuvering among Democrats; they won't hold their leadership elections until the week after Thanksgiving.
While that Democratic leadership race will draw a lot of attention, the House and Senate do have legislative business to complete before they wrap up this session of Congress in December, as a series of spending bills must be finished, with a possible showdown over money for President Donald Trump's border wall.
Lawmakers will meet this week, and then take Thanksgiving week off, leaving little time after that for deal-making.
Other issues may also get resolved in coming weeks, as there were reports on Monday night from the New York Times that a bipartisan deal had been struck on criminal justice reform legislation, which has been pushed by President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner.