R.T. Rybak mentioned as next possible DNC chairman


If the Democratic National Committee's chair decides to step aside in January, one person being considered as a viable replacement is Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, Politico reported.

Rybak, who is currently vice chair of the DNC, is considered to be a top contender should current DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz call it quits.

The timing appears to be in sync with Wasserman's possible plans to move on. Rybak, who was one of President Barack Obama's earliest supporters, said last week that he would decide by the first of the year whether he'd run for a fourth term as mayor of Minneapolis.

According to the Star Tribune, Rybak downplayed any suggestion of going to Washington, D.C., to work for the Obama administration during the president's second term in office. He said he had not been contacted of any opportunities, and if he'd have gone, it would have been four years ago.

Rybak was one of the featured speakers at the Democratic National Convention in September.

Rybak's mother, Lorraine, shared in Obama's victory celebration on Election Night by going crowd-surfacing to celebrate the president's win.

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