After less than a year on the job, a top DNC official is out. Yes, the CEO of the Democratic National Committee is leaving her post.
Veteran Democrat operative Jess O’Connell took the helm of the DNC last May with a mandate to help newly installed Chairman Tom Perez turn around a troubled party organization that was struggling after years of neglect and a brutal 2016 that included accusations of favoritism in the primary between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the hacking of internal emails, and the loss to President Donald Trump.
This departure comes within a few months of the forced departure of the DNC’s finance guy, due to weak fund raising efforts.
The DNC continues to stagger under heavy debt and lack luster donation collections. How much longer can they hang around?