WASHINGTON: The Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) is searching
for a successor to longtime press secretary Matthew Frankel.
The DLC, which has no formal ties to the Democratic party, is a public
policy organization devoted to promoting centrist Democrats, often
referred to as New Democrats. Early members include Bill Clinton, Al
Gore, and Joe Lieberman.
Several veterans of the Clinton White House press office are reportedly
in line for the DLC post, as are a number of press secretaries coming
off Capitol Hill, though resumes are still being accepted. The
announcement of a successor is expected sometime next month.
Frankel joined the DLC in 1999 after serving as press secretary for
now-Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) when was in the House. He previously
served as deputy press secretary to Rep. Richard Gephardt (D-MO), and
served on both members' reelection bids.
Frankel, who is moving to New York to be with his fiancee, said he is
considering offers from several PR agencies.