Who is the Face of the Democratic Party? The Answer Might Surprise You

By NTK Staff | 02.22.2017 @11:11am
Who is the Face of the Democratic Party? The Answer Might Surprise You

The race to be the next chair of the Democratic National Committee is in its final days, but don’t expect the winner to become the de facto head of the Democratic Party.

If Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) manages to pull out a win, sure, Republicans will gleefully target the far-left Democrat as the new face of the party, but there’s someone else already filling this void.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), the liberal firebrand and former head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), is virulently anti-Trump and stepping into the role vacated by President Obama and Hillary Clinton.

From Politico:

“Elizabeth Warren is the face of the Democratic Party,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Cory Gardner (Colo.). “She’s extremely popular with their base, and that’s why she’s leading them right now. That’s why [Democrats] are voting 100 percent of the time with Elizabeth Warren.”

In the days and weeks after Donald Trump’s victory, some Democrats argued that they must do a better job communicating their message to white working-class voters. That charge was led by Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), who tried to supplant Nancy Pelosi as the House Minority Leader, but it was also echoed by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other top brass on the left.

Today is a different story, and Democrats seem eager to return to their coastal strategy. Warren, whom Politico described as one of “the Democratic Party’s most outspoken opposition figures to Trump,” has taken the reins and is now the face of a Republican ad campaign targeting 2018 Senate Democrats. Here’s an image from one of those digital ads:

Brown Warren NRSC Ad

For her part, Warren appears to be relishing the role. She announced earlier this month she’s releasing yet another book, this one designed to “take on” Trump and his policies.

Expect to see more of the Massachusetts senator in the next two to four years.

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