The Democratic National Committee re-elected Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) as chair Tuesday. The move wasn’t surprising, as CNN notes President Obama requested she continue on in the position.
Wasserman Schultz told fellow committee members, “I’m honored and humbled by the confidence demonstrated by President Obama and all of you to continue to act as chair of this incredible party.” She noted there was still “much to do.”
“We must continue the work of rebuilding our great nation,” she said.
According to Wasserman Schultz, the DNC plans to work closely with Organizing for Action, the campaign election machine-turned-grassroots group. The operation was previously called Organizing for America and was extremely important in the re-election of the president.
Wasserman Shultz’s re-election was the main order of business Tuesday.
DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse told CNN, “We’re real excited to have the DNC members come to town. Many if not all the members attending the meetings also witnessed the historic second inauguration of President Barack Obama.”
The newly re-elected chair tweeted, “Today I proudly accepted the nomination to stay on as DNC chair—to continue what we do best: out-work and out-organize our way to victory.”
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