DCCC announces top staffers
November 15th, 2012
04:27 PM ET
1 year ago

DCCC announces top staffers

(CNN) – The key committee dedicated to electing Democrats to the U.S. House announced on Thursday several promotions as it builds a team for the 2014 congressional elections.

The group's political director, Kelly Ward, will take Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's top staff spot as Executive Director. The current communications director, Jesse Ferguson, and finance director, Missy Kurek, will become deputy executive directors.

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Rep. Steve Israel will return as the DCCC chairman, and the group's outgoing executive director, Robby Mook, will be the campaign manager for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe.

"I'm honored to be working with Chairman Israel and House Democrats to continue the progress we've made," Ward said in a statement. "We will have a strong, dynamic and aggressive team at the DCCC who will work to continue our success in 2014."

Democrats netted a win of at least three seats from the Republicans and could pick up more once five races which remain too close to call are decided. Republicans will maintain control of the House in the next term with at least 234 seats to Democrats' at least 196 seats.


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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Rick McDaniel

    They will try to take total control in the next election, and then 2016 will be a sham, as the dictatorship solidifies, in America.

    November 15, 2012 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  2. California Gary

    If the Republican led House continues to do nothing but obstruct, the work of this committee will be easy in the next election cycle. Republican control will be nothing but a footnote in political history.

    November 15, 2012 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  3. Name Delores

    Not the Democrats fault that the Republicans ran the human windsock for president and lost. Put the blame where it belongs – your candidates and platform! You've alienated every minority group, women, and voters under 30; just not enough tired, old white guys anymore to carry you to victory.

    Want to stop the "dictatorship?" Try candidates that represent the people instead of the far right fringe.

    November 15, 2012 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  4. ThinkAgain: All of the GOP's policies are PROVEN FAILURES

    All I know if the DCCC needs to start RIGHT NOW in doing everything it can to field good candidates, support current Democrats and, most important, GET THE VOTE OUT in 2014 like we did in 2012!!!

    November 15, 2012 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  5. California Gary

    Say there Rick.......remember when Karl Rove was bragging about the GOP becoming a "permanent" majority? I'm pretty sure he had ideas of "dictating" the way things were going to be.........although he seems to be laying low these days. I wonder what happened?

    November 15, 2012 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  6. lalo

    We have too many angry old men, period

    November 15, 2012 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |