In an interview with Nevada Public Radio, outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) took a shot at the Democratic National Committee under the leadership of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), which he argued left much to be desired in terms of developing the party on a state-by-state basis.
“I believe one of the failures of the Democratic Party has been the DNC, the Democratic National Committee has been worthless. They do nothing to help state parties. That should be the main goal they have. I’ve developed everything in Nevada on my own. Their help was relatively meaningless. And so, I would hope that they will choose a chair of the Democratic Party who is a full-time person, not someone like we had with that congresswoman from Florida who was a full-time congressman and a part-time chair of the DNC. So what we need is a full-time DNC chair and what they should do is — they can take my model if they want. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist. It doesn’t take a lot of brain power to figure out what needs to be done. They should take a few states every election cycle, maybe three or maybe four, and help them develop the infrastructure for good state party organization. That would change politics a lot in America, and I think it would help us midterm.”
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