DNC Taps First Female Chair

Just hours after DNC Chairman Tim Kaine announced his bid for a Virginia Senate seat, Democrats have already tapped his successor. Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz will take Kaine’s place as head of the national Democratic Party, according to various reports, becoming the first woman to hold the prominent post. Wasserman Schultz, a member of Congress since 2005, won’t give up her House seat, a move that’s not unprecedented. According to Mike Allen, the congresswoman, 44, is known for “her strength as a fundraiser and as a television messenger, and for her clout in the crucial swing state of Florida.”