Obama to Name Rep. Wasserman Schultz as DNC Chair

In a bit of surprise, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida is expected to be named chair of the Democratic National Committee later Tuesday, top Democratic sources said. Wasserman Schultz was chosen for her strength as a fund-raiser and as a television messenger, and for her clout in the crucial swing state of Florida, the sources said. She will succeed Tim Kaine, who announced earlier Tuesday that he will run for U.S. Senate from Virginia. The final choice, made by President Barack Obama, came down to her and former Ohio governor Ted Strickland, the sources said. 

Via Politico:

President Barack Obama has settled on Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) as the new chair of the Democratic National Committeetop Democratic sources said Tuesday.

Wasserman Schultz, 44, was chosen for her strength as a fund-raiser and as a television messenger, and for her clout in the crucial swing state of Florida, the sources said.

She will succeed Tim Kaine, who announced earlier Tuesday that he will run for U.S. Senate from Virginia.

The final choice came down to Wasserman Schultz and former Ohio governor Ted Strickland, the sources said.

Wasserman Schultz is in her fourth term in the House, and has long been seen as one of the younger rising leaders in the Democratic caucus.

She's feisty, fearless, talented, articulate and most of all is acutely aware that the GOP is a party of sycophantic bobbleheads. This may be Obama's best appointment yet.

 

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2 Comments

Glad to see you around.

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by Jeff Wegerson 2011-04-05 07:44PM | 0 recs
Reminisences of Howard Dean?

I liked her comments on the forgotten hero of the Democrat resurgence, via the 50 state strategy, Howard Dean. It's a good beginning.

by MainStreet 2011-04-06 02:01PM | 0 recs

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