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Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 11/ 5/2010

Van Hollen steps down as DCCC Chair

By Washington Post editors

The Maryland congressman in charge of the House Democrats' campaign efforts is leaving that post just days after his party lost more than 60 seats to the Republicans.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland told the Bill Press Show on Friday that two election cycles is enough as chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. He had signaled plans to leave the chairmanship even before Tuesday's election.

Van Hollen had a good showing at the DCCC in the 2008 election cycle, when his party picked up more than 20 GOP-held seats, adding to their victories in 2006. But this year was a disaster for the Democrats. They will hand over the House majority to Republicans when the new Congress convenes in January.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post editors  | November 5, 2010; 12:02 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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In spite of the evidence from many sources, he insisted that the Dems wouldn't loose any seats in the House. And while he's at it, he ought to give up his House seat too.

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Speaker Boehner's going to get retired in 2012 when Pelosi and the liberals force the GOP back out. They have been turned uber-right wing conservative by Tea Party ideology.

Posted by: OxfordCloth | November 5, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Good. When's Tim Kaine going?

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