Donna Brazile; Chair of the Democratic National Committee Acting; In office July 28, 2016 – February 25, 2017: Preceded by: Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Succeeded by: Tom Perez: In office Democrats.org: Change that Matters. By signing up, you will receive periodic text messages from the DNC. Message and data rates may apply. Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez refused to answer Sunday when asked if the Democratic Party had room for candidates who oppose abortion rights. Perez said last year that support for abortion rights in Democratic candidates was “not negotiable,” part of a fierce debate within the party Assumed office January 3, 2005: Preceded by: Peter Deutsch: Chair of the Democratic National Committee; In office May 4, 2011 – July 28, 2016: Preceded by: Tim Kaine: Succeeded by Donna Brazile accuses the Clinton campaign of a hostile takeover of the DNC, confirming the fears of Sanders’s supporters. Donna Brazile, the interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, began providing debate questions to the Clinton campaign earlier than known. .
This post has been updated. Thousands of leaked emails have sealed the fate of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s uneven five-plus-year tenure as DNC chair. Wasserman Schultz’s resignation announcement Sunday afternoon comes as a bad situation just keeps getting worse — and appears as though it “The DNC hack showed you that the Clinton campaign was working to schedule (primary) debates against (Bernie) Sanders,” and the Clinton campaign is continuing this “ploy” against Donald Trump. DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz in the spin room of the 2012 CNN/Tea Party Debate in Tampa, Florida. (WND photo / Joe Kovacs) “Before I called Bernie Sanders, I lit a candle in my living room and put on some gospel music.” So begins, absurdly and promisingly, the most intriguing part of former DNC interim chair Donna Brazile’s already controversial and appropriately titled new book Hacks, which features a parade of Democratic consultants, DNC officials, and .