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DNC taps Dacey to be its new CEO

As First Read reported earlier this morning, the Democratic National Committee has tapped veteran Democratic strategist Amy Dacey to be its chief executive officer.

Dacey -- who previously served as executive director at EMILY’s List and also worked at the SEIU and had stints at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee -- takes over for Acting Executive Director Laura Santucci.

“Amy brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and strategic insight that will be instrumental in helping the DNC continue to grow, build on the electoral gains we made in 2012, advocate on behalf of the president’s agenda and prepare a robust campaign operation for 2014 and 2016,” DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said in a statement.

Wasserman Schultz added of Santucci: “She is a rising star in our party and has done a phenomenal job leading the DNC as acting executive director during the transition."