Tom Perez Elected DNC Chairman
I’ve seen some very negative reaction among progressives to this election, some of whom have gone Bernie Bro and say they are not voting in the 2018 midterms.
Which is exactly what helped elect Trump last year.
And which could solidify GOP control of the country from top to bottom through the 2020’s.
I wanted Ellison, but at least Perez made him deputy chair. I hope and pray that can unify the party behind leaders and ideas that can appeal to the largest number of people possible so that Trump, Trumpism, and GOPism can be rolled back.
Otherwise we could be entering one of the darkest chapters in American history.
ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats elected former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as their new national chairman on Saturday over a liberal Minnesota congressman after a divisive campaign that reflected the depths of the party’s electoral failures as well as the energy from resistance to President Donald Trump.
Perez, the first Latino to hold the post, edged Rep. Keith Ellison on the second round of voting by Democratic National Committee members gathered in Atlanta.
A nod to his margin of 35 votes out of 435 cast, to say nothing of the lingering friction between old-guard Democratic brokers and outspoken liberal upstarts, Perez tapped Ellison to serve as deputy chair.
“We are all in this together,” Perez said, calling on Democrats to fight “the worst president in the history of the United States.” He added, “I am confident when we lead with our values and we lead with our actions, we succeed.”
Perez had led on the first ballot among six candidates, but fell just short of the required majority.