Friday, December 2, 2016
Reeling Dems look for New Leader
From The Hill by Jonathan Easely --
Reeling from their election losses, Democrats will hold their first audition for a new Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairman at a gathering in Denver on Friday.The announced candidates — Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.), former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, New Hampshire chairman Raymond Buckley, and South Carolina chairman Jaime Harrison — will make their pitch to state party leaders at the Association of State Democratic Chairs.
Ellison, who is promising to build on Dean’s “50 state strategy” with a “3,143 county strategy” of his own, is the early front-runner, racking up endorsements from Washington lawmakers and national labor groups.