- The Washington Times - Friday, January 13, 2017

Liberal commentator Jehmu Greene announced Friday she is running to become the next chair of the Democratic National Committee, expanding the field of candidates to seven.

“I’m the child of undocumented immigrants, a community organizer, a media strategist, and a proud Texan,” Ms. Greenewrote on her campaign website. “I’ve delivered for progressives as head of Rock the Vote and defended Democratic policies on Fox News. I’m writing to announce my candidacy for the chair of the DNC and to ask for your support.”

The announcement comes as Democrats prepare to gather in Phoenix for the first of four scheduled “Future Forum” meetings that will serve as a showcase for the candidates running to lead the DNC.

Rounding out the list of candidates are: Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota; Secretary of Labor Tom Perez; Raymond Buckley, chairman of New Hampshire Democrats; Jaime Harrison, chairman of the South Carolina Democrats; Peter Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana; and Sally Boyton Brown, executive director of the Idaho Democrats.

“After an historic year and devastating losses up and down the ballot, it is women who are stepping up to protect the rights and freedom of every American,” Ms. Greene said. “We are organizing, taking action and marching to demonstrate our opposition to the next administration’s hurtful, hateful policies.

“It is critical that the debate over the future of the Democratic Party reflects this energy — transformation the party and the country cannot be done without us,” she said.

Members of the DNC are scheduled to select a new chair at their winter meeting in Atlanta next month.

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