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Dec 3, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Washington (CNN) – Two senior Democratic Party officials tell CNN that President Barack Obama will ask Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida to stay on for a second term as chair of the Democratic National Committee.

The DNC meets in Washington, D.C. on January 22, the day after the president’s second inauguration, for its annual winter meetings. The top thing on the agenda at the gathering is to vote on the chair and other party officials for the next two years.

President Barack Obama is set to ask the Democratic National Committee to extend Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s tenure as party chairwoman, POLITICO’s Mike Allen reported Monday in Playbook.

“Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz has served as chair since shortly after Tim Kaine stepped down to run for the U.S. Senate in Virginia in the spring of 2011,” a senior Democratic official told Allen. With President Obama at the top of the ticket and Wasserman Schultz leading the party, Democrats won the presidency, expanded its majority in the Senate and picked up seats in the House.”