His goal as party chair, Perez said in his opening remarks, is “organize, organize, organize.” Like his fellow candidates, Perez emphasized the need for Democrats to contest races up and down the ballot and all around the country, from school board to Congress.
Tom Perez is hardly a corporate Democrat or a tool of the party’s Wall Street wing. He is certainly the most progressive DNC chair since Oklahoma Senator Fred Harris occupied that post in 1970.
Author and Harvard government professor Theda Skocpol argues that the Democratic Party is our best — and possibly only — hope to combat the “strong possibility of a long-term authoritarian right turn in US politics.”
Conservatives are regurgitating attacks linking Ellison to Farrakhan that were first leveled at him during his first run for Congress in 2006.