Race for DNC Chair

Martin Frost for DNC Chair

"The new Chair of the Democratic National Committee must be someone who can rebuild the party structure from the ground up in all 50 states, utilizing the best talents from within both our elected leadership and our party leadership.  He must be able to articulate our views persuasively, but also understand that there are many strong voices within our party and that often the best messengers don’t sit in Washington, DC, but rather live throughout the nation.  The new DNC Chair must have a keen and deep understanding of our party’s base and its foundation built upon opportunity, fairness, justice and love of country.  There are elections to run and races to be won in every state.  We must challenge Republicans everywhere – even on their own turf - and never concede the moral high ground."

Text of Announcement (Dec. 28, 2004)
The Plan to Win
Statement Upon Withdrawing (Feb. 1, 2005)

Endorsements Include:

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX), DNC Member-At-Large  -  Hon. Ron Kirk, DNC Member and former Dallas Mayor  -  Charles Soechting, Texas Democratic Party Chair  -  Bob Slagle, DNC Exec. Cmte. Member and former TX Democratic Party Chair  -  Betty Richie, DNC Member.

Jan. 14:
Former DNC Chair Robert Strauss. 

Jan. 18:
Rep. Steny Hoyer (MD), House Democratic Whip.

Jan. 21:
New Mexico Attorney General Patricia Madrid - DNC Exec. Cmte Member and Chair of the National Democratic Attorneys General Association. 

Jan. 25
: Nine more members from Texas (in addition to Johnson, Kirk, Soechting, Slagle, and Ritchie) 
Hon. Yvonne Davis   -  Hon. Senfronia Thompson  -  Commissioner Oscar Soliz  - Gabrielle Hadnot, Vice Chair - Norma Fischer Flores -  Jaime Gonzalez Jr.  -  David Holmes  -  Sue Lovell  -  John Patrick

Jan. 28:
United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW).

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