DNC Chair: Rep. Keith Ellison Vs Tom Perez?

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Against a backdrop of turmoil and after big losses in November, the Democratic National Committee votes this week for its next leader. The winner of the DNC chair race will very likely reflect whether the committee's voting members think it prudent to align their party with the Hillary Clinton-Barack Obama camp, the Bernie Sanders camp — or neither.

Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minnesota, and former Labor Secretary Tom Perez are considered the leading candidates. Ellison has the support of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, while Perez has backing from several establishment Democrats close to Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama. Also in the running is Pete Buttigieg, who is in his second term as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, as well as South Carolina Democratic chairman Jaime Harrison.

The CNN debate has just begun, 3am Irish time, Thursday morning.

DNC Chair CNN Debate Live Stream: Watch Ellison, Perez And Other Democrats To Talk Trump In Bid For Leadership

Current US president has his money on Ellison.
 


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Buttigieg (pronounced Buttijedge)was very careful on the gun issue, which recognises the realities of Redstate politics for a Democrat.
 

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This will probably drag out with Buttigieg a darkhorse, he has been endorsed by a number of former DNC chairs.

Ultimately it appears to be a close race between Ellison (the Sanders wing) and Perez (the establishment wing) with the winner deciding the future trajectory of the party.
 

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This will probably drag out with Buttigieg a darkhorse, he has been endorsed by a number of former DNC chairs.

Ultimately it appears to be a close race between Ellison (the Sanders wing) and Perez (the establishment wing) with the winner deciding the future trajectory of the party.
Buttigieg would be strategically preferable IMO to Perez or Ellison. He's a white guy from flyover/Rust Belt country. Ellison and Perez already fit a demographic the Dems already have, whereas Buttigieg represents a demographic that obviously cracked this time for them.
 

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Buttigieg would be strategically preferable IMO to Perez or Ellison. He's a white guy from flyover/Rust Belt country. Ellison and Perez already fit a demographic the Dems already have, whereas Buttigieg represents a demographic that obviously cracked this time for them.


I agree with you from a strategic perspective for the DNC which is why I think he could prevail in a prolonged battle.

I reckon though Ellison could shade it given the current focus of the party. A few days will tell.

Right now though, the expectation is that Perez will take it.
 
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The Dems have a fantastic opportunity to position themselves for the next White House race. The math in the mid-terms doesn't look good for a bold House and Senate rally, but a proper WH run should be at the front of their minds right now, specially with a GOP in apparent turmoil and at odds with their President.

My preference would be Buttigieg, but Ellison might be able to steer the party back to the ideals they had in the late fifties/early sixties and learn to harness the energy of the so-called Bernie Bros.
 

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The Dems have a fantastic opportunity to position themselves for the next White House race. The math in the mid-terms doesn't look good for a bold House and Senate rally, but a proper WH run should be at the front of their minds right now, specially with a GOP in apparent turmoil and at odds with their President.

My preference would be Buttigieg, but Ellison might be able to steer the party back to the ideals they had in the late fifties/early sixties and learn to harness the energy of the so-called Bernie Bros.
I agree and Perez (lets not forget he was on Hillary's shortlist for VP) would be repeating the mistakes of the very recent past. Buttigieg would be the best choice for the DNC and Ellison would be the second best. Perez would be the worst (of the main challengers).
 

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Who is the one who was forced to aplogise for saying that the DNC was rigged?
 

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The Democrats are better off without Dershowitz. I am surprised he is still in the party. Bid him farewell ASAP.
 

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Buttigieg (pronounced Buttijedge)was very careful on the gun issue, which recognises the realities of Redstate politics for a Democrat.
President Buttijedge petunia

The Dems want to lose next time as well right?
 

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Wikileaks - Newly elected DNC Chair Tom Perez advised Clinton to cast Sanders as candidate of whites to turn off minorities
https://t.co/5fHO0jdWiM
 

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Wikileaks - Newly elected DNC Chair Tom Perez advised Clinton to cast Sanders as candidate of whites to turn off minorities
https://t.co/5fHO0jdWiM
And your point with this is what? Campaigning is just that unless you're Trump. You look for ways to beat opponents and then it's over. Seems like they've gone for a group hug with Perez and Ellison at the top.
 

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Imbecile in Chief is just out of bed and doing what he does best, making an imbecile of himself.


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The race for DNC Chairman was, of course, totally "rigged." Bernie's guy, like Bernie himself, never had a chance. Clinton demanded Perez!
 


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