Donna Brazile, President Bill Clinton’s former advisor, has been tapped to head up the Democratic National Committee…for now.
Politico.com reports that Donna has been named the interim chairwoman of the DNC, a position she’ll hold until Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz can be elected for the job in two weeks. Former Virginia governor Tim Kaine resigned as DNC chairman on Tuesday to begin his campaign for a seat in the Virginia senate.
Until now, Donna had served as the committee’s vice chairwoman, and she has every intention of returning to that post once Debbie takes over.
“I have been a member of the DNC for a while now,” Donna told CNN this morning. “I am familiar with the building and the party and know where everything is. My job will be to keep the lights on, make sure people get paid, keep it running and help conduct the election.”
The election for a new leader has to be held at least 15 days after a candidate is picked, according to DNC rules. The committee pegged Debbie as the next chair as soon as Tim resigned, so she can’t officially be voted into the position until April 20 at the earliest.
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