I recently participated in a Democratic National Committee conference call with Gov. Tim Kaine, DNC chair. As one of your five elected national committeepersons, I wanted to share the contents of that call:
Gov. Kaine stated what his three goals as chair of the DNC are:
1) Achieve/promote President Obama's agenda
2) Activate the grassroots, embodied in Organizing for America (OFA)
3) Promote state parties, primarily through the state partnership program (aka 50 State Strategy) and the VAN (the voter tracking software most people use).
His short term goals/updates were:
1) Fundraising: President Obama and Vice President Biden have been active, and POTUS has participated in 2 small/1 big fundraising events. The GOP outraised us in the first quarter, as they are wont to do, but our second quarter looked very good, though the GOP's numbers had not come in at that times.