Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) will be the next head of Democratic National Committee.
The four-term lawmaker will succeed former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine who announced his candidacy for retiring Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.)’s seat earlier in the day.
Vice President Biden made the announcement in an email to supporters on Tuesday.
“In selecting Debbie to lead our party, President Obama noted her tenacity, her strength, her fighting spirit, and her ability to overcome adversity. President Obama expressed great admiration for her as a leader, and he was honored that she accepted this important challenge on behalf of the Democratic Party,” he wrote.
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