Wasserman Schultz to chair Democratic National Committee
April 5th, 2011
05:57 PM ET
11 years ago

Wasserman Schultz to chair Democratic National Committee

Washington (CNN) - Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida will be named chair of the Democratic National Committee to succeed Tim Kaine, who is running for the U.S. Senate, according to an e-mail sent Tuesday to Democratic supporters.

Two women have previously chaired the DNC - Jean Westwood in 1972 and Debra DeLee in 1994-95.


Filed under: Debbie Wasserman Schultz • DNC • Tim Kaine
soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. PalmReader

    This is absolutely the best news of the day. You go, girl!

    April 5, 2011 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  2. OneMoreTime

    Good for her. She seems like a very nice person, thoughtful and smart. Just from watching her talk about her friend
    Gabby Giffords, she has a good heart too.

    April 5, 2011 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  3. B

    THANK GOD, someone with a brain !
    It is about time the Democrats put forth some real credible people to take on the extremists of the Tea Party and the GOP..

    It is going to take many more people of her caliber to win against the corporate moguls / GOP attempting to buy the 2012 election.

    April 5, 2011 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  4. willie floyd

    Outstanding choice!! I've listened to her speak many, many times and I only wish we had someone like her in SC. The Dem. party is very fortunate to have her as their spokesperson. She will do a great job for them.

    April 5, 2011 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  5. KMAN821

    Excellent choice ... this lady is the real deal!! Good luck Tim!!!

    April 5, 2011 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  6. Floridian

    She's tough, she's smart, she's a winner. . . and she can bring the issue of women's choice and immigration up front and personal. Go Debbie!r

    April 5, 2011 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  7. Justine

    She seems like an extremely competent woman.

    April 5, 2011 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  8. Truthman

    Wonderful. Let's see. The Democrats have Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Hillary Clinton, and Nancy Pelosi. Cleaver, articulate, stand up women. The Republicans have: Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, the crazy governor of Arizona, the already forgot her name would-be senator from Nevada. Brainless, bumblers, . . . . No contest!

    April 5, 2011 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  9. Please go away

    Good choice.

    April 5, 2011 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  10. T'sah from Virginia

    This is truly a welcoming addition to the DNC!! This lady does NOT back down and is very intelligent!!! This is GREAT!!!!

    Congrats Debbie – show 'em how it's run!!!

    April 5, 2011 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  11. HorkusMac

    Maybe Obama won't have to make 12 million new American citizens before November 2012 after all.
    Looks like he just sewed up the Jewish vote (and financing).

    April 5, 2011 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  12. roljoe

    Couldn't have picked a more liberal, partisan politician.

    April 5, 2011 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  13. Jeff

    Debbie will do a great job, Good luck Debbie give em hell.

    April 5, 2011 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  14. Tom

    How you would you like a promotion? I know it's the titanic and all but think of the glory!

    April 5, 2011 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  15. Shelly

    This clinches the deal....I will be volunteering for the Democrats for re-election in 2012. I admire Ms. Schultz....the difference between her and the kooks on the other side like Bachman and Palin is HUGE. Ms. Schultz represents most women with her intelligence, empathy and open mindedness.

    April 5, 2011 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  16. dcfromct

    She's about as liberal as they come. She will be equally as annoying and productive as Howard Dean was. Only thing worse than her is if they bring greyson back. He was such a great spokesman for the democratic party. Dems are preparing for implosion

    April 5, 2011 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  17. the real ib

    I bet she does a better job than Kaine of course anyone could do that. I just hope people in Va. realize what a bad senator Kaine would be for our state. He nearly destroyed this state with taxes while he was gov.

    April 5, 2011 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  18. Robert Smith

    Is this some April Fools joke?
    I can just imagine if it were true, LOL.

    April 5, 2011 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  19. Bill from GA

    If Joe Biden decides not to run for the next term, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz would make a great Vice President. She's smart and tough enough to hold back the repugs.

    April 5, 2011 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  20. ShiWms PhzAZ

    Smart lady. Good pick!

    April 5, 2011 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |