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Chris Van Hollen Set to Be Next DSCC Chair

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By    |   Friday, 18 Nov 2016 04:25 PM

Sen.-elect Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., is set to chair the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in the next election cycle, Politico reports.

Van Hollen beat Rep. Donna Edwards in an April primary and breezed through the subsequent election. He's reportedly one of the Democratic Party's best strategists, and doesn't lack in experience despite his freshman status in the Senate. He served in the House for more than a decade and previously headed the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in the 2008 and 2010 elections.

"Chris Van Hollen was our first choice for DSCC chairman because of his talents, his work ethic, and his experience. He has the confidence of our caucus and will do a great job for our candidates running in 2018," said Incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., in a statement from The Hill.

"The map is tough for Democrats, but I have no doubt that Sen.-elect Van Hollen is up to the task," Schumer added.

"Democrats in the Senate are the last line of defense between President-elect [Donald] Trump and Washington Republicans, and so many of the values and priorities that Americans hold dear," Van Hollen said in a statement, also from the Hill.

In his first attempt at leading the DCCC resulted in Democrats picking up 21 seats, but in the next cycle they lost a disastrous 60 seats and control of the House with them.

"I look forward to getting to work right away to defend American values, as well as fighting for my home state of Maryland by taking up Sen. [Barbara] Mikulski's mantle on the Senate Appropriations Committee," Van Hollen added.

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Sen.-elect Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., is set to chair the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in the next election cycle, Politico reports.
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