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General News    H3'ed 1/28/20

Tom Perez Stacks 2020 Convention Committees With 'From the Swamp' Nominations

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If you think the Democratic Party as currently run is determined that no progressive will receive the nomination, the DNC and the superdelegates, who get to vote in all but the first round of voting, are the last bulwarks against such an outcome. Tom Perez, Barack Obama's pick for DNC chair over Keith Ellison, is packing 2020 Convention standing committees with anti-progressives, Clinton/Obama operatives, Medicare for All and Green New Deal enemies, corporate and national security lobbyists and high-dollar Democratic Party consultants.

Given the popularity of progressive policies in the actual country, it appears the primary goal of the DNC is to guarantee the continuous flow of corporate dollars to DNC coffers, approved consultants and lobbyists. In that sense, the whole organization seems focused first on insider jobs and wealth security; winning elections is secondary.

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