Maryland’s own Tom Perez is the new DNC chair, defeating Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison on the second ballot, 235-200.
Here’s some video of today’s annual event, with bonus video of Tom Pérez’s remarks as well. State Party Chair Bruce Poole, Senator Ben Cardin, House Speaker Mike Busch, and Senate President Mike Miller all spoke as well. I’ll have video of last night’s MCDCC meeting posted later on today.
Democratic VP possibilities are dropping like flies lately. There was Julian Castro, and then he faded. There was Tim Kaine, and he turned out to be just slightly less “tawdry” than Bob McDonnell. Now comes Maryland’s own Tom Perez, whose main pluses were (a) being progressive and palatable to the Sanders wing of the party, (b) being strong with labor,… Read more »
Another Maryland contestant, Tom Perez, and from the People’s Republic of Takoma Park, no less. And this one’s in Politico, so it must be true right? All kidding aside, it’s clear the speculation is more than just idle gossip. I was a volunteer on his 2002 County Council campaign, so I’d actually know a Vice President from before he went all… Read more »