On Friday, Howard Dean took himself out of the race to lead the Democratic National Committee (DNC), saying that he would not have the time to dedicate to the job.
Mr. Dean’s exit leaves Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison the frontrunner in the race. But he’s now defending himself against criticism that he could not adequately perform the job of DNC chairman while remaining in the House of Representatives.
“I am in the process of deciding this issue of whether I can perform both roles,” Mr. Ellison said Friday at a meeting between candidates for the DNC chair in Denver. “It has become very apparent that many of you feel very strongly about this. I’ve loved being in Congress….but I do think that it is more important to build and strengthen the DNC.” READ MORE.