Donna Brazile To Be Interim DNC Chairwoman

April 7, 2011  |  

By J. Smith

Donna Brazile, former adviser for the Clinton administration, will be the interim chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz of Florida was selected for the official position, but Brazile will fill in until Schultz can be made permanent.

Brazile is the committee’s vice chairwoman but will take over for the next two weeks. Current Chairman Tim Kaine resigned on Tuesday to announce his Senate bid in Virginia, Politico reports, and party rules dictate an election be held for a new chairman at least 15 days after a candidate is chosen. Wasserman Schultz was chosen on April 5, so the vote cannot happen until April 20.

Brazile is a CNN contributor, political analayst, former presidential campaign manager and long time DNC member. “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,” she said.

Congrats, Donna!

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