DNC chair re­ceives new term

Austin American-Statesman - - BALANCED VIEWS - By David Light­man mcclatchy News­pa­pers

WASHINGTON — Pres­i­dent Barack Obama on Mon­day asked Rep. Deb­bie Wasser­man Schultz of Florida — who led the Demo­cratic Party in a tri­umphant elec­tion year but also was crit­i­cized for a plat­form snafu dur­ing the party’s con­ven­tion — to serve an­other term as the chair­woman of the Demo­cratic Na­tional Com­mit­tee.

“I’ve asked Deb­bie Wasser­man Schultz to con­tinue her ex­cel­lent work as chair of the DNC. Thanks for all you do, Deb­bie,” the pres­i­dent tweeted.

The Demo­cratic Na­tional Com­mit­tee is all but cer­tain to rat­ify Obama’s de­ci­sion at its meet­ing in Jan­uary.

Wasser­man Schultz came un­der some fire this year at the Demo­cratic Na­tional Con­ven­tion. The gath­er­ing in erupted in chaos when the plat­form failed to men­tion God or to say that Jerusalem is Is­rael’s right­ful cap­i­tal.

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