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Thu Jan 21, 2021, 11:58 PM

Democrats formally elect Harrison as new DNC chair

Source: The Hill

Jaime Harrison, the former South Carolina Senate candidate who shattered fundraising records, has been elected as the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), succeeding Tom Perez as the party’s top officer.

Harrison, who mounted a high-profile yet ultimately unsuccessful bid to oust Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) last year, was President Biden’s choice for the top job at the DNC. He was elected in a near-unanimous vote at the group’s winter meeting Thursday afternoon.

“In spite of everything we’ve been through in the past year, I am excited, because today we are embarking on a new mission to build back better and bring hope back to this great nation,” Harrison said after the election results were announced.

In an acceptance speech, Harrison acknowledged that Democrats would face challenging election cycles in the coming years, given that the party now controls the White House and both chambers of Congress.




Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/535329-democrats-formally-elect-harrison-as-new-dnc-chair

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brooklynite Jan 21 OP
oasis Jan 22 #1
onetexan Jan 22 #4
mahina Jan 22 #2
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 12:08 AM

1. Great. Harrison's a real gem. He has the energy needed to fortify Dem

ranks for the 2022 midterms.

Tom Perez did a fine job and deserves a ton of credit for getting our Dem Party to where we are now.

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Response to oasis (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 04:37 AM

4. +1. Awesome re: Harrison's appointment, & many thanks to Tom Perez

Great talents in our Big Tent party

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 12:56 AM

2. Hooray!

To any who criticize him for having been a lobbyist in the past I say, are we to pretend that we don’t operate in a context in which money is oxygen for politics?

When we’ve fixed that then let’s talk. And we should, soon!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 03:00 AM

3. Great move.

His story relates to all people. He's a wonderful communicator and he'll be a great asset to the party.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 05:31 AM

5. Oh Wow.. Wonderful News!

Good Job Dems!

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