Howard Dean announces run for head of Democratic Party
Howard Dean has announced a bid to head up the Democratic Party, a post he held during the Bush administration, in the wake of Donald Trump's victory in Tuesday's election.
Washington: Howard Dean has announced a bid to head up the Democratic Party, a post he held during the Bush administration, in the wake of Donald Trump's victory in Tuesday's election.
"The dems need organization and focus on the young," Dean tweeted Thursday. "Need a fifty State strategy and tech rehab. I am in for chairman again."
The party's liberal wing has begun jockeying for power since Hillary Clinton's defeat, arguing that her loss could be attributed to her reluctance to fully focus on economic inequality and tougher Wall Street regulations.
The Vermont governor mounted an insurgent primary challenge in 2004, running on a more liberal platform than eventual nominee Senator John Kerry.
He served as Democratic National Committee chairman from 2005 to 2009. Interim chairwoman Donna Brazile is supposed to end her position early next year. Without a Democratic president to pick her successor, the committee will hold open elections for the post.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announced his support for liberal Minnesota Representative Keith Ellison in an Associated Press interview Thursday morning.
Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley and Representative Xavier Becerra of California are also rumored to be considering running for the position.
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