Idaho Democratic official to run for DNC chair

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Published: Dec. 16, 2016 at 2:01 PM MST
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The executive director of the Idaho Democratic Party is the latest candidate seeking to be the leader of the Democratic National Committee.

Sally Boynton Brown announced her candidacy Friday.

Her bid comes as the Democratic National Committee is deciding how to move forward after major losses in the presidential contest and races nationwide _ including losing four key legislative seats in Idaho, a surprise blow to many Democratic state leaders who hoped to push back against the supermajority control held by Idaho's Republican Party.

Boynton Brown, the first woman to throw her hat in the ring, is currently competing against Minnesota U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, Labor Secretary Tom Perez, South Carolina chairman Jaime Harrison, and New Hampshire party head Ray Buckley.