As the Democratic Party finds itself in crisis, Howard Dean — the former Vermont governor, liberal presidential candidate and former party chairman — says he would like to lead the Democratic National Committee again.
In a tweet, Dean wrote: “The dems need organization and focus on the young. Need a fifty State strategy and tech rehab. I am in for chairman again.”
The dems need organization and focus on the young. Need a fifty State strategy and tech rehab. I am in for chairman again.
— Howard Dean (@GovHowardDean) November 10, 2016
Dean led the committee from 2005 to 2009.
Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, might also run for DNC chairman. Former Democratic presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, has also spoken positively of Ellison as a potential DNC chairman.
The DNC itself has had some rough times recently: former Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was pushed out over the summer following accusations of unfairly supporting Hillary Clinton over Sanders during the presidential primary. Interim chairwoman Donna Brazile has been in the news after WikiLeaks emails showed her sharing a question with Clinton’s campaign ahead of a CNN townhall with Sanders.