December 2nd, 2009
03:00 PM ET
9 years ago

Democratic governors elect new leader

(CNN) – The political arm for the nation's Democratic governors named Delaware Gov. Jack Markell its new chairman Wednesday, entrusting him with protecting 19 seats in 2010 as he also tries to help elect Democrats win 18 seats currently held by Republicans.

Markell takes the reins of the Democratic Governors Association (DGA) from Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer. Markell, who was elected in 2008, heads into a critical midterm election where control of redistricting is on the line.

"The American people haven't forgotten who drove the country into the ditch," Schweitzer said at a news briefing. "If their story is we're going to go back to the good old days of Bush and Cheney, they're going to lose more elections in this cycle than any in history."

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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    I actually liked the Scweitzer fella. He was pretty funny. At getting governors re-elected, He get's an F.

    December 2, 2009 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  2. Markell is lame

    "who drove the country into the ditch..." - blaming Bush is too simplistic. The real culprit would be Barney Frank and Chris Dodd who sent years not regulating Freddy and Fannie, (Carter/Clinton) policies that forced banks to loan money to those that couldn't pay it back, and those that took loans that they couldn't afford. And yes, the previous administration allowed too much spending.

    The acceleration of economic whoas can be traced directly to Obama's current spending policies and bone-headed legislation that is being forced through Congress.

    December 2, 2009 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  3. ugogrl

    Well you better keep our seats governor and when republicans! We don't need another bloodbath of Bush politics from the Repubs and the party of no!

    December 2, 2009 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  4. SocialismBad

    Oh God, not another Democratic imbecile repeating the Bush Cheney mantra!! The American people aren't going to forget who turned the ditch into the Grand Canyon of DEBT and SPENDING with NO RESULTS!

    Good luck with your new job buddy! You obviously don't have a clue so I hope you can hold a real job because your getting tossed too. I know I wouldn't hire a dummy like you!

    December 2, 2009 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  5. Hope to Change

    Are you kidding Mr.Markell??? Do you thing we still fall for Democrats after all of these mess we've got in to right now???????? I don't know who will, I won't.
    Enough is enough!!!!!!!!!

    December 2, 2009 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  6. Henry Miller, Libertarian

    "The American people haven't forgotten who drove the country into the ditch."

    But, by next year, that's going to be old news. The new news is who's driving the country into the ditch now–out-of-control, spendthrift, Democrats wasting trillions of dollars we don't have on things we don't want, further ruining the economy and the jobs market in the process.

    December 2, 2009 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  7. Otis

    Jack Markell needs to realize that this economy and the direction of America is now under Obama/Biden. You can't keep blaming Bush for everything these days. Two years will make a difference.

    December 2, 2009 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  8. BobAbrams

    Markell, bro, have a little business sense would ya? You don't think there's a chance that your democratic friends are throwing you to the wolves here? I think you might be a sacrifice and your own party did this to you...

    December 2, 2009 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  9. chubby

    YES YES YES. It's nobama and the demorat controlled congress spending our Grandchildrens money which has not be made yet other than nobama printing more worthless currency and thereby driving down the dollar each and every day.

    December 2, 2009 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |