Perez vows to make 2020 transparent amid Brazile revelations

Perez vows to make 2020 transparent amid Brazile revelations
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Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairman Tom PerezThomas Edward PerezClinton’s top five vice presidential picks Government social programs: Triumph of hope over evidence Labor’s 'wasteful spending and mismanagement” at Workers’ Comp MORE on Saturday vowed to make the party's 2020 presidential nominating contest more transparent, after a book authored by the committee's former interim chairwoman revealed a series of missteps and ethical oversights that roiled the party in 2016.

Perez, who was elected to head the DNC earlier this year, outlined a broad strategy for increasing transparency and unity within the party in a blog post published on the website Medium.

"I am more committed than ever before to restoring voters’ faith in our democratic process because even the perception of impartiality or an unfair advantage undermines our ability to win," he wrote. "That is unacceptable."

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Perez said that the party would set the dates for the 2020 Democratic primary debates before all candidates enter the race, in order "to ensure that no candidate participating in our presidential nominating process gains any unfair advantage — real or perceived — during our primary season."

He also vowed to continue work on the DNC's Unity Reform Commission, which was established earlier this year to help the party recover from a divisive 2016 primary season that pitted Clinton against Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWarren embraces Thiel label: 'Good' Sanders slams decision not to charge officer who killed Eric Garner Cardi B says voters let Bernie Sanders down MORE (I-Vt.).

The vow for transparency comes as excerpts from former DNC interim chairwoman Donna Brazile's upcoming memoir surface in the media. The book, titled "Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpEsper sidesteps question on whether he aligns more with Mattis or Trump Warren embraces Thiel label: 'Good' As tensions escalate, US must intensify pressure on Iran and the IAEA MORE in the White House,” recalls the blunders and shortcomings of the Democratic Party during the 2016 election.

In the book, Brazile reflects on how Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhy Trump's bigoted tropes won't work in 2020 The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - House to vote to condemn Trump tweet GOP put on the back foot by Trump's race storm MORE's campaign had essentially assumed control of the DNC's finances in the year before the Democratic primaries even began, and how the contest appeared set up to favor Clinton as the eventual nominee. 

She also reveals that she once considered replacing Clinton and her running mate Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineAcosta defends Epstein deal, bucking calls for resignation Republican lawmakers on why they haven't read Mueller report: 'Tedious' and 'what's the point?' Schumer calls on Acosta to step down over Epstein MORE (D-Va.) with then-Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden jokes he's ready for a push-up competition with Trump Biden says his presidency is not 'a third term of Obama' Biden knocks Trump on tweets about 'smart as hell' Ocasio-Cortez MORE and Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerHarris slams DOJ decision not to charge police in Eric Garner's death The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - House to vote to condemn Trump tweet Fundraising numbers highlight growing divide in 2020 race MORE (D-N.J.) on the party's ticket, because she believed Clinton had failed to energize working-class voters.