It was announced yesterday that President Obama has chosen Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz as the new chair of the DNC.
She will succeed Tim Kaine, who announced earlier Tuesday that he will run for U.S. Senate from Virginia.
The committee announced the choice in an email to members from Vice President Joe Biden.
“In selecting Debbie to lead our party, President Obama noted her tenacity, her strength, her fighting spirit and her ability to overcome adversity,” Biden wrote.
“President Obama expressed great admiration for her as a leader, and he was honored that she accepted this important challenge on behalf of the Democratic Party.”
Wasserman Schultz is the 3rd woman in history to chair the DNC, though it has been 15 years since the last one. She is “beloved by the Democratic rank and file for her aggressive, outspoken advocacy for liberal points of view.”
Wasserman Schultz is also known as an effective fundraiser and she’s a strong advocate for women’s issues and the little people.
Political Ticker reports that “Longtime Democratic operative Donna Brazile will serve as interim chair of the Democratic National Committee” as DNC rules “prevent Wasserman Schultz from formally taking over as chairwoman for at least 15 days.”