New Democrats seek press head

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.

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