Beshear named to DNC "Democratic Victory Task Force" after dreadful 2014 election cycle

12/04/2014 02:39 PM

Gov. Steve Beshear was named Thursday to the Democratic National Committee’s “Democratic Victory Task Force” to assess the party’s strengths and weaknesses ahead of future elections.

Beshear was selected by DNC Chair and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz, D-Florida, alongside nine other appointees.

“We are proud to announce the members of the Democratic Victory Task Force, and are eager to work with them to build on what we’ve done that works, identify and prioritize challenges and ultimately improve our party’s performance in future elections,” Wasserman Schultz said in a press release.

“This diverse group of Democratic Party officials, strategists and advocates will each bring with them expertise from their fields to collaborate on a holistic review of the Party’s past performance and present actionable areas for improvement moving forward.”

Sam Youngman of the Lexington-Herald Leader was first reported Beshear’s selection to the task force.

The task force will conduct a review and assessment of the Democratic Party’s role in recent elections and look for ways to strengthen and improve operations. According to the press release, the group will solicit input from a wide variety of stake holders.

Beshear has been lauded by high profile national Democrats and the White House for his work implementing the Affordable Care Act in the state. He also serves as the last remaining Democrat over a southern state with one legislative chamber still under Democratic majority control.

Other members of the initiative include: Naomi Aberly, Donna Brazile, Maria Cardona, Marc Elias, Teddy Goff, Maneesh Goyal, Colorado Democratic Party Chair Rick Palacio, Lee Saunders and Eric Schmidt.

About Nick Storm

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