Q&A: Tom Perez Makes His Case
Original story at The American Prospect• 3 mentions • 4 months ago
The American Prospect 4 months ago
As labor secretary, Tom Perez turned the Labor Department from a backwater federal agency into a powerhouse player in advancing President Obama’s second-term agenda. Before that, he took a demoralized Department of Justice Civil Rights Division and brought it back to life. Now he’s running to be the Democratic National Committee Chair as he tries to make the case that he can perform a similar turnaround on the party’s languishing machinery. Perez and Minnesota Representative Keith Ellison are considered the frontrunners amid a field of several other candidates. Usually a more under-the-radar position, the chair race has turned into a ...