Ex-DNC Chair Wants Backup Candidate In Case Hillary Clinton Drops Out

Former DNC Chairman calls for a contingency plan

The Democratic National Committee should identify a potential backup candidate for Hillary Clinton in case a health emergency forces her out of the race, a former head of the party told Politico Monday.

Don Fowler, who led the DNC from 1995 to 1997 under Bill Clinton's presidency, called for a contingency plan after Clinton was seen stumbling after a 9/11 memorial event Sunday.

“Now is the time for all good political leaders to come to the aid of their party. I think the plan should be developed by 6 o’clock this afternoon," Folwer told Politico.

He said he expects Clinton to recover from her bout with pneumonia, which forced her to leave an event early Sunday, but that the DNC would be amiss not to consider other options.

“It’s something you would be a fool not to prepare for,” he said

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