Race for DNC Chair

Tim Roemer for DNC Chair

"I am more convinced than ever that we are at an historic juncture for our party, and that we must marshal the 'three m’s' of politics – money, message and mechanics – in ways that focus our resources locally, building beyond our traditional base."

"As Democrats, if we cannot make Americans feel safe, we will not win elections.  President Truman said that we could build a smarter, tougher national security policy for
America and win the Cold War.  He was right, and we should cede no quarter to Republicans on this issue."

Letter to Southern Caucus members (Jan. 8, 2005)
Statement upon Withdrawing (Feb. 7, 2005)

Endorsements Include

DNC Members
Dan Parker, Chair of Indiana State Democratic Party, DNC Member
Scott Pastrick, DNC Member-At-large
Bob Pastrick, DNC Member
Phoebe Crane, DNC Member

Members of Congress
Rep. Anna Eshoo-CA
Rep. Ellen Tauscher-CA
Rep. Gene Taylor-MS
Rep. Bart Stupak-MI
Rep. Stephen F. Lynch-MA

Former Members of Congress
Sen. Max Cleland-GA
Sen. John Breaux-IN
Sen. Dennis DeConcini-AZ
Former Ambassador to Vietnam and Rep. Pete Peterson-FL
Rep. Lee H. Hamilton-IN
Rep. Bob Clement-TN
Rep. John Brademus-IN
Rep. Tim Penny-MN
Rep. Beryl Anthony-AR

Also, on Dec. 14 CNN reported that, according to senior party sources, Roemer has the "strong backing" of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Copyright © 2005  Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.