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DelBene a successful former DCCC Red-to-Blue and Frontline Member 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Incoming Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries announced today that he has tapped Congresswoman Suzan DelBene of Washington to lead the House Democratic effort to take back the Majority in 2024.

“This November, House Democrats achieved unprecedented midterm success for the party in power, falling just a few seats short of retaining the majority. As we temporarily relinquish the gavels, the dangerous dysfunction of the Extreme MAGA Republicans is already on display. In the new Congress, House Democrats will look for common ground whenever possible and continue to fight for lower costs, better-paying jobs and safer communities. On the nongovernmental side, our top priority will be to take back the House of Representatives in November 2024.

Today, I am proud to announce that Congresswoman Suzan DelBene will boldly lead us as the new Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. She is the right leader, with the right experience and the right demeanor to meet this pivotal moment.

Suzan is a battle-tested, former Frontline member who brings to the DCCC role a sharp political instinct, proven fundraising ability as well as serious management and operational experience inside and outside government. In the last decade, Rep. DelBene won a tough seat as a Red-to-Blue candidate, held a tough seat as a Frontline candidate and then put that tough seat out of reach. Suzan has also recently served in key DCCC leadership roles, including as Finance Co-Chair in 2018 when we successfully reclaimed the House Majority and Frontline Co-Chair in 2020 when we successfully defended it.

Rep. DelBene’s keen political instincts were on full display this cycle when Suzan was one of the first and only Members to flag that Democrats could win in Washington’s Third Congressional District. She then went to work and helped elect incoming Congresswoman Marie Gluesenkamp Perez in a rural and exurban district that long eluded the grasp of Democrats. As DCCC Chair, Suzan is ready to hit the ground running and build upon our unprecedented success this cycle.”

“It’s an honor to be selected by Leader Jeffries to serve as DCCC Chair for the 2024 cycle,” said DelBene. “I’m ready to get to work with our new leadership team and all corners of our Caucus to win back the House Majority. Democrats are dedicated to showing Americans that governance can work, advancing the policies that will make a difference to families, workers and communities, and pushing back against MAGA Republican extremism and chaos.”

Continued Jeffries, “I also want to thank my friend and colleague Sean Patrick Maloney for his leadership of the DCCC during a challenging redistricting and midterm election cycle. House Democrats are grateful to Sean for his tremendous leadership.”


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