Former DNC chairman calls for Clinton contingency plan
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The Democratic National Committee should identify a potential backup candidate for Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonO'Rourke's rise raises hopes for Texas Dems down ballot Gabbard considering 2020 run: report Claiming 'spousal privilege' to stonewall Congress MORE in case a health emergency forces her out of the race, a former head of the party told Politico Monday. 


Don Fowler, who led the DNC from 1995 to 1997 under Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonConservatives bankrolled and dominated Kavanaugh confirmation media campaign Sen. Walter Huddleston was a reminder that immigration used to be a bipartisan issue No, civility isn't optional MORE's presidency, called for a contingency plan after Clinton was seen stumbling after a 9/11 memorial event Sunday. 

“Now is the time for all good political leaders to come to the aid of their party. I think the plan should be developed by 6 o’clock this afternoon," Folwer told Politico. 

He said he expects Clinton to recover from her bout with pneumonia, which forced her to leave an event early Sunday, but that the DNC would be amiss not to consider other options. 

“It’s something you would be a fool not to prepare for,” he said.

Clinton aides said Monday she will return to the campaign trail later this week.

The campaign also plans to release more detailed medical records soon.