January 26, 2024
From the Washington Post:
Preferring to work under the radar, DelBene isn’t a household name and hadn’t sought the DCCC role when [Leader Hakeem] Jeffries chose her for it. But in her more than 10 years in office, she has gained a reputation among colleagues as a thoughtful lawmaker who strives to find common ground in advancing the Democratic agenda.
“It became clear to me that given her professional and political experience, as well as her personality, she would be a no-nonsense, get-stuff-done kind of leader,” Jeffries said. “Suzan is both a great listener and someone who is committed to action as it relates to solving problems in a manner that moves the ball aggressively down the field.”
“It’s about judgment. At the end of the day, everybody may say, ‘I wish we had done this’ or ‘We could have done that.’ But the fact is they know that a decision had to be made at a certain time, and [DelBene’s] willing to take that responsibility and run with it,” [Speaker Emerita Nancy] Pelosi said in an interview. “Her judgment is our excellence.”
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