I've asked Debbie Wasserman Schultz to continue her excellent work as chair of the DNC. Thanks for all you do, Debbie. -bo
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 3, 2012
President Obama will ask the Democratic National Committee to reappoint Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) as chairwoman, according to a senior Democratic official.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's decision to stay in her post effectively froze Democratic leadership, giving Wasserman Schultz and other would-be leaders from a younger generation no chance to move up.
There were reportedly tensions between the Obama campaign and Wasserman Schultz over messaging during the campaign. But a senior Democratic official told Politico that the congresswoman did an "outstanding job," helping the party keep the presidency and the Senate while picking up seats in the House.