Roemer for DNC Chair
For Immediate Release
Feb. 7, 2005
Contact: Ruben Pulido Jr.
Tim Roemer Ends Candidacy for DNC Chair
Tim Roemer announced that he is ending his candidacy for Democratic
National Committee (DNC) Chair. Following is his statement:
I end my candidacy for Chair of the Democratic National Committee
today, I will continue to fight for my Party’s heart and soul because I
am a Democrat first, last and always.
“When I entered this race
four weeks ago, I did so with a sense of purpose and a love for my
Party. I wanted to see us win again, and lead our Party to become
American majority party.
“We Democrats have some serious
challenges before us. First and foremost, Americans don’t trust
Democrats to keep them safe and secure. In order to win future
elections, we need to articulate a comprehensive national security
“I am also deeply concerned that our proud history as
the party of inclusion is in jeopardy. We are losing ground with
of our core constituencies on values and faith issues. If we do
have a serious conversation within our Party about how to reach out to
those who are leaving us, we will be doomed to minority party
I believe that my campaign has helped to begin that discussion, which
we will continue with the broader Democratic Party.
“I want to
thank everyone who supported me and my vision for a Democratic Party
that welcomes those with differing views, but agree with us on many of
our core Democratic principles. We must focus on what unites
what divides us—to be a stronger Party.
“I leave this race with
confidence that if we Democrats do what is necessary, we can take back
city halls, state legislatures, House and Senate seats, and the White
House in elections to come.”
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