Longtime operative Donna Brazile will serve as the interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, according to a senior Democrat with knowledge of the move, helping to bridge the gap between Tim Kaine, who resigned the post on Tuesday to pursue a Virginia Senate bid in 2012, and new chair and Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
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Under DNC laws, Wasserman Schultz can’t formally ascend to the chair role until at least 15 days after she is put forward for the post — meaning that she can’t actually be elected DNC chair by the committee members until April 20th at the earliest.
Brazile, a DNC member and campaign manager for Al Gore’s 2000 presidential bid, will fill that gap.
Source: The Washington Post | Chris Cillizza