Breitbart: The Democratic National Committee is struggling to find new leadership after the party’s massive loss in November’s election, as virtually all of the top candidates for DNC chairman bring their own baggage from scandals or embarrassing moments that could tarnish the party’s brand.
One rising prospect, New Hampshire Democratic Party chairman and DNC vice chairman Ray Buckley, will have to face down humiliating videos that show him making a series of sexist and off-color comments.
The party may have to turn to Buckley since Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) jumped quickly to seek the chairmanship, but several controversies have stunted his early momentum.
Photographs emerged in the Washington Free Beacon showing Ellison—a hardcore progressive and one of just two Muslim members of Congress—holding a variety of meetings with troubling characters potentially connected to terrorism in the Middle East. He also faced backlash for anti-Israel comments unearthed from his past. The Anti-Defamation League withdrew its endorsement of Ellison and Democratic mega-donor Haim Saban said Ellison as DNC chairman would be a “disaster” for a troubled party. read more