To access content from the May 5, 2016 news conference, click here.) This proposal was drafted by the 39 member Working Group on Single-Payer Program Design.
It was published in the June 2016 issue of the , and has been endorsed by 2,525 other physicians and 186 medical students to date.
But in an insider's race like this one, in which only the 447 members of the DNC got to cast a ballot, the odds were always long.
Keith Ellison on the second round of voting after Perez fell a single vote short on the first.
Related: Tom Perez Becomes DNC Chair in Close Election Victory Meanwhile, Trump's tweet sarcastically congratulating the former labor secretary on his victory was a reminder that Perez is coming late to an already heated internal debate about how much the party should obstruct Trump and which lines of attack it should choose from the myriad of possibilities.
"Because we were always united in our values." And supporters say Perez, who brokered several high-profile disputes between management and labor unions as labor secretary, can do the same between factions inside the Democratic Party.
"Tom has an instinctive ability to be a dealmaker and consensus builder," Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said in an interview. So this is not an election in which retribution is going to be directed against people who did not support you." But it will be much harder for Ellison supporters who don't know Perez personally.
Perez, the DNC's first Latino leader, earned cheers for calling Trump "the worst president in the history of the United States" Saturday, but demurred when asked if he agreed with Ellison's charge that the president had already committed impeachable offenses.