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Obama wants Wasserman Schultz to remain DNC chair



dws.jpgUPDATE: Obama tweets: 'I've asked Debbie Wasserman Schultz to continue her excellent work as chair of the DNC. Thanks for all you do, Debbie. -bo"

"Because of the outstanding job she has done, the President will ask the members of the Democratic National Committee to ratify his choice of Debbie Wasserman Schultz to continue leading the Party as Chair when they meet in January," a senior party official says.  The DNC will meet the day after President Obama is sworn in for a second term with the primary item of business being electing party officers including the DNC Chair.

Wasserman Schultz, of Weston, took over as chair after Tim Kaine stepped down to run for U.S. Senate in spring 2011. She emerged as a tenacious fundraiser and advocate for the president, doing 885 events in 18 months in 31 states and 170 cities, according to Democrats.

[Last modified: Monday, December 3, 2012 4:17pm]


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