After Massive Loses, House Dems Finally Decide to Elect DCCC Chair

After Massive Loses, House Dems Finally Decide to Elect DCCC Chair

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Yesterday, House Democrats voted overwhelmingly to change the way the Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair is selected.  A motion was made to allow House Democrats to select a Chair of the DCCC rather than House Minority Leader singularly hand picking the Chair.  The current Chair is Rep. Ben Ray Lujan.

Over the last six years Democrats have lost over sixty seats in the House. There are several reasons for this but one reason is the lack of strategy emerging from the DCCC. Even though there has been record fundraising that has eclipsed GOP numbers over the last two cycles, Democrats continue to either lose or win way fewer seats than what was expected.

Several House members will be in the running to be elected Chair by their colleagues.

 

 

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Lauren Victoria Burke
Twitter: @LVBurke / Lauren Victoria Burke is an independent journalist who analyses politics and justice reform. She created Crewof42.com, a blog that covers the work of African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke has also been a staffer for the Senate Democratic Policy Committee and Director of Communications for Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN). She has had a very diverse career in politics and media and appears weekly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin. She has also appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews, Politics Nation with Al Sharpton and Up with Steve Kornacki on MSNBC. She is also a contributing writer for NBCNews.com and TheRoot.com Ms. Burke was born in the Bronx, New York and grew up on Long Island. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. E-mail: LBurke007@gmail.com. Instagram: LVB325.

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