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Seth McLaughlin, a reporter on the Politics Desk, can be reached at smclaughlin@washingtontimes.com. Follow him on Twitter: @SethMcLaughlin1

Articles by Seth McLaughlin

Former DNC Chair Howard Dean, whose 2004 presidential bid fizzled after the notorious "Dean scream," is now seen as an elder statesman of the rudderless party. (Associated Press)

DNC chair hopefuls aim to apply Dean's 50-state strategy

Howard Dean has gone from rage to sage. More than a decade after the infamous "Dean scream" in the Iowa caucuses crippled his presidential dreams, the former Vermont governor has become one of the wise old men of the Democratic Party. Published February 23, 2017

Tom Perez speaks in Birmingham, Ala., in this Aug. 21, 2012, file photo. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves, File)

Jaime Harrison pulls out of DNC chairman race, endorses Tom Perez

South Carolina Democratic Chairman Jaime Harrison announced Thursday he is ending his bid to lead the Democratic National Committee and throwing his support behind former Labor Secretary Tom Perez -- shaking up the race days before party officials pick a new chair. Published February 23, 2017

Rep. Keith Ellison, who is seeking to be the new DNC chair, has asked activist supporters not to troll fellow nominee Tom Perez, whom Mr. Ellison calls a friend. (Associated Press)

Ellison open to impeachment of Trump

Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota said Thursday that he is open to the calls to initiate an impeachment process against President Trump. Published February 22, 2017

Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has the type of identity that can appeal to Democrats, but the candidate for the Democratic National Committee is warning about the party's "salad bar problem" involving identity politics. (Associated Press)

Democrats try to put party back together again

On paper, Pete Buttigieg is the dream candidate for Democrats: He is a millennial, a military veteran, a Midwesterner, an Episcopalian, and he's openly gay. Plus, like Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, he's left-handed. Published February 22, 2017

In this Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, file photo, South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg talks to a South Bend Tribune reporter regarding interest in the Democratic National Committee chairman position, inside the St. Joseph County Democratic Party headquarters in South Bend, Ind. Buttigieg announced his chairman candidacy Thursday, Jan. 5. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP) ** FILE **

'Mayor Pete' captures Ed Rendell's endorsement in DNC chair race

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell is backing Pete Buttigieg's bid to become the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee, adding his name to the long list of current and former party leaders that are hoping to influence the outcome of the race. Published February 16, 2017