Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who chairs the Democratic National Committee, said the electoral success the party has enjoyed during presidential years “doesn’t translate” in other elections and has announced a complete review of precisely where Democrats went wrong on Tuesday.
“Your dedication is at the heart and soul of who we are as a party — but our party has a problem,” she said in a video message to supporters. “We know we’re right on the issues. The American people believe in the causes we’re fighting for. But the electoral success we have when our presidential nominee is able to make the case to the country as a whole doesn’t translate in other elections.”
“That’s why we lost in 2010, and it’s why we lost on Tuesday,” she said. “We’ve got to do better.”
The Florida Democrat said that within the next few weeks, she plans to name a committee of “key party stakeholders and experts” to look at what went wrong.