Democracy for America Should Endorse Keith Ellison to Lead DNC

Hugh J. Campbell

Hugh J. Campbell Son of a steelworker, Philadelphia, Pa.

The DNC needs Leadership that understands the causes of the “Learned Helplessness” that has resulted in ineffective Democratic voter turnout in the mid-terms, the primaries and now in the 2016 General Election.

From 1934 thru 1978 Republican losses in mid-term elections averaged 28% and 79% more than Democrats in the U.S. House and Senate, respectively. Beginning in 1982 Democratic losses averaged 152% and 140% more than Republican losses in the U.S. House and Senate, respectively.

It was in 1982 that the DNC instituted the Superdelegate Scheme and ever since Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters have failed to turnout in mid-term elections in effective numbers. The Superdelegate Scheme appears to give Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters a case of “Learned Helplessness.”

AFL-CIO’s Endorsement of Keith Ellison to Lead DNC

VOTE NOW: Who should Democracy for America endorse for DNC Chair?

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Hugh Campbell is a seasoned financial professional, currently providing subject matter expertise on a variety of regulatory topics, including the Dodd-Frank Act, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and overall compliance monitoring. Hugh has previously held positions as Chief Risk Officer (CRO), Chief Audit Executive (CAE) and Director of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance.

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