Top aides leave Dem campaign arm amid diversity complaints

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Top aides leave Dem campaign arm amid diversity complaintsA mass departure of top aides shook House Democrats' campaign arm Tuesday, an exodus prompted by complaints from Hispanic and black lawmakers that the organization's staff lacked diversity. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., chairwoman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said in a statement late Monday that she had 'fallen short' and promised to 'work tirelessly to ensure that our staff is truly inclusive.' Executive Director Allison Jaslow announced her departure and a DCCC aide said five other senior aides had also resigned. The tumult comes in a period when race has become a partisan battlefield, following a series of Twitter attacks by President Donald Trump on House Democrats of color.


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