Members of the Democratic National Committee, the US party’s governing body, will conclude a three-day summit today. Delegates hope to chart a unifying course for the divided party ahead of midterm elections due next year.
Still bruised from last year’s presidential election, which saw the party split between supporters of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, the Democrats lack a clear message. Many point to the new Chairman Tom Perez, under whose leadership the party has failed dismally to raise funds. His recent dismissal of veteran members has only exacerbated the intra-party rift.
Today, the Committee is set to vote on a resolution calling the now-independent Sanders to run as a Democrat in next year’s mid-terms—a move that may deepen bitter rivalries.
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