Former Attorney General Eric Holder is endorsing former Labor Secretary Tom Perez for Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). According to a statement by Holder posted to Perez’s DNC campaign website, “I truly have great respect for all of the candidates running for DNC chair, but as we wage an epic battle for the heart and soul of our nation, I strongly believe that Tom Perez is the progressive fighter and change agent we need to lead the Democratic party and to rebuild the party infrastructure in the states.” The statement does not make mention of any labor-specific accomplishments under Perez’s tenure. The endorsement adds Holder to the list of other former top Obama administration officials backing Perez. Former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack are also backing him.
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