In Atlanta, the Democratic National Committee is meeting to pass resolutions and elect a new chair. Currently there is debate about an amendment added last night to resolutions concerning the corporate lobbyist donations to the DNC–to keep it in the package for the DNC Unity Commission to review. The question is whether or not to continue the debate (motion to strike the amendment or not). The body voted to strike out the amendment, which means corporate money will be in the package for consideration. So much for taking big money out of politics.
Update: Tom Perez has won the DNC Chair election. According to the NYT, when the results were announced,
Mr. Ellison’s supporters exploded in anger and drowned out the interim chairwoman, Donna Brazile, with a chant of “Party for the people, not big money!
New DNC chairman Perez moved to suspend the rules and elect Keith Ellison as Deputy Chair.
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