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Howard Dean Says He Will Run Again For DNC Chair | The Huffington Post EDITION US عربي (Arabi) Australia Brasil Canada Deutschland España France Ελλάδα (Greece) India Italia 日本 (Japan) 한국 (Korea) Maghreb México Québec (En Francais) United Kingdom United States INFORM • INSPIRE • ENTERTAIN • EMPOWER NEWS WorldPost Highline Science Education Weird News Business TestKitchen Tech College Media POLITICS Pollster Election Results Eat the Press HuffPost Hill Candidate Confessional So That Happened ENTERTAINMENT Sports Comedy Celebrity Books Entertainment TV Arts + Culture WELLNESS Healthy Living Travel Style Taste Home Weddings Divorce Sleep GPS for the Soul WHAT'S WORKING Impact Green Good News Global Health VOICES Black Voices Latino Voices Women Fifty Religion Queer Voices Parents Teen College VIDEO ALL SECTIONS Arts + Culture Black Voices Books Business Candidate Confessional Celebrity College Comedy Crime Divorce Dolce Vita Eat the Press Education Election Results Entertainment Fifty Good News Green Healthy Living Highline Home Horoscopes HuffPost Data HuffPost Hill Impact Latino Voices Media Outspeak Parents Politics Pollster Queer Voices Religion Science Small Business So That Happened Sports Style Taste Tech Teen TestKitchen Travel TV Weddings Weird News Women WorldPost FEATURED GPS for the Soul Hawaii OWN Dr. Phil Quiet Revolution Talk to Me Don't Stress the Mess Endeavor Fearless Dreamers Generation Now Inspiration Generation Paving the Way The Power Of Humanity Sleep + Wellness What's Working: Purpose + Profit What's Working: Small Businesses POLITICS Howard Dean Says He Will Run Again For DNC Chair And he wants a 50-state, grassroots strategy again. 11/10/2016 05:48 pm ET 6.1k Sam Stein Senior Politics Editor, The Huffington Post Former Democratic National Committee Chair Howard Dean said Thursday that he is running for the gig once more, pledging to recreate the cross-country approach to revitalizing the party that he used when he first held the job. The dems need organization and focus on the young. Need a fifty State strategy and tech rehab. I am in for chairman again. — Howard Dean (@GovHowardDean) November 10, 2016 Dean ran the DNC after his failed 2004 presidential bid, promising a 50-state, grassroots strategy that was the hallmark of his insurgent campaign. In practice, that meant building up Democratic resources in places where the party was not competitive, with hopes of winning local offices and eventually wresting control of federal seats from Republicans. The party scored big wins in the 2006 election cycle, though Dean faced pushback from others in leadership for using resources in non-critical states that could have been used in toss-up elections. He was back at the helm during the 2008 election, when Barack Obama won the presidency and the party expanded its congressional majorities. In jumping into the race to replace interim Chair Donna Brazille, Dean will no longer be the sole progressive option that he presented when he first ran in 2004. Already, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) has indicated that he is going to run for the position, and he enjoys the backing of Dean’s fellow Vermonter, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). More: Democratic National Committee Howard Dean Dnc Chair Dean Keith Ellison Suggest a correction 390 Comments Close SUBSCRIBE AND FOLLOW Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. Learn more 1.93 M 978 K 455 K Podcast Add us on Snapchat Howard Dean Says He Will Run Again For DNC Chair NEW! HIGHLIGHT AND SHARE Highlight text to share via Facebook and Twitter CURATED FOR YOU Generated from related, personalized and trending articles. View your news homepage. CONVERSATIONS Advertise RSS Careers FAQ User Agreement Privacy Comment Policy About Us About Our Ads Contact Us Archive Copyright © 2016 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.    "The Huffington Post" is a registered trademark of TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc. All rights reserved. Part of HuffPost • HPMG News