Google’s Eric Schmidt is among those who have been tapped by the Democratic National Committee to investigate why the party is performing poorly in midterm elections.
DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz named 10 people to the Democratic Victory Task Force, including Schmidt, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and political operative Donna Brazile.
Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, has donated money to President Obama and has served as a campaign adviser.
The DNC describes the effort this way: “The Democratic Victory Task Force will conduct a thorough review and assessment of key components of the Democratic Party’s — and related organizations — role in recent elections and identify places where the Party can strengthen and improve operations to better serve candidates and constituents in future elections. It will cast a wide net that will examine a range of issues that ultimately will produce recommendations on steps both the national and state parties must take to improve their performance including, but not limited to, future midterm elections.”
The DNC plans to release preliminaries task force findings at its winter meeting in February.
“This diverse group of Democratic Party officials, strategists and advocates will each bring with them expertise from their fields to collaborate on a holistic review of the Party’s past performance and present actionable areas for improvement moving forward,” Wasserman Schultz said.
Likewise, following its loss in the 2012 presidential election, Republicans ordered an autopsy and released a report detailing its problems.