It’s still a seven horse race for Democratic National Committee chair, and the candidates themselves are coming to terms with that.
During the last DNC forum, hosted by the Democracy in Color campaign in Washington D.C., the candidates agreed to agree on the issues, didn’t really go after one another, and agreed they needed to appeal to African-American voters better while also working more with Black Lives Matter, according to Politico.
They all also agreed that they shouldn’t work with President Donald Trump. One candidate called it a “ridiculous question” while another said they should “afford Donald Trump the same courtesy that Mitch McConnell afforded Barack Obama.”
The lack of separation in the race means that South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and the six others in the race will likely still be in the race until the DNC’s Feb. 23 meeting in Atlanta, where the votes will be cast for the next chair, according to Politico.
“It’s very possible, strategically, that there may be a second-ballot stage to this thing too,” Buttigieg told Politico.