Race for DNC Chair

Simon for Chair

"If we are to win again as Democrats we must adopt a different and better path and we must do three things and do them well.  First is we must create a new agenda, a new vision, a new argument that embraces the very best of what it means to be a Democrat, that makes the word 'Democrat' work in all 50 states...  Next is that we must build a new infrastructure...  Long term we have to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in modernizing our infrastructure, and short term we have to begin with our highest short-term priority, which is building the state parties from the ground up...  Next we need a new vision for our community.  The passion that exploded in our party over the last two years is something that we must build on in the years ahead.

Remarks Announcing Candidacy for Chair (Jan. 6, 2005)
Statement upon Withdrawing (Feb. 4, 2005)

Endorsements Include: ea. Jan.: Rep. Artur Davis (AL)  -  Rep. Ben Chandler (KY)  -  Rep. Loretta Sanchez (CA)  -  Rep. Adam Smith (WA)  -  former Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles.  -  Jan. 11: Chris Heinz  -  Bronx, NY Borough President Adolfo Carrion  -  Georgia State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond  -  Deleware State Treasurer Jack Markell  -  Kentucky State Treasurer Jonathan Miller.  -  Jan. 12:  Mike McCurry  -  Joe Trippi  -   Rob Stein  -  Sergio Bendixen  -  Christine Varney.  -  Jan. 13: Former DNC Chair Joe Andrew.  -  Jan. 21: former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman   -  Ohio Democratic House Leader Chris Redfern  -  San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera -  San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris.

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