Democrats elect Tom Perez as new party chair

Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez was elected as the head of the DNC Saturday night.  Winning with 235 out of  435 votes, Perez defeated Keith Ellison of Minnesota.  The party is looking to be revived after Donald Trump won against one of its strongest contenders, Hillary Clinton.  Evidence of stark inner party division showed when the crowd erupted in opposition as Perez was announced as the victor by a narrow margin. In an effort to quell division Perez named Ellison the Deputy Chair,  serve as second in command.  The first Hispanic head of the caucus, Perez vows to change the culture and be a bridge builder to reconnect Bernie Sanders progressives.
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