Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Troy Price Resigns

Following a discombobulated 2020 Iowa caucus for the Democrats, Troy Price resigned from his position as chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party on Wednesday, according to the Des Moines Register.

The Iowa Democratic Party continues to deal with the blowback from its disastrous caucus process.

“While it is my desire to stay in this role and see this process through to completion, I do believe it is time for the Iowa Democratic Party to begin looking forward, and my presence in my current role makes that more difficult. Therefore, I will resign as chair of the Iowa Democratic Party effective upon the election of my replacement,” Price said in a letter to the Iowa Democratic Party’s State Central Committee.

Price said he will call for an emergency meeting of that committee at 1:00 p.m. Saturday to elect an interim chair. “Whomever is elected will oversee the completion of the recanvass and recount process and begin the process of healing our party,” he added.

The Iowa Democratic Party used an app developed by Shadow, Inc., which was created by a tech firm that is run by veterans of Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 presidential bid. Shadow is funded by PACRONYM, a relatively new Democrat dark money/super PAC hybrid. PACRONYM is a spin-off of ACRONYM, which was founded by Tara McGowan, a former CBS journalist and Barack Obama re-election campaign digital producer. Previously public tweets indicate that McGowan is a Buttigieg supporter.

FEC records show that the super PAC’s largest single donor is Soros Fund Management, a hedge fund founded by billionaire George Soros, which contributed $2.6 million from 2017 to 2019.

The Des Moines Register reports that Price is an Iowa native who worked as political director for Barack Obama’s 2012 Iowa campaign and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Iowa campaign. He served as executive director of the Iowa Democratic Party before being elected as chairman.

The Associated Press has yet to declare a winner in the 2020 Iowa Democratic caucuses. However, both Pete Buttigieg and Senator Bernie Sanders have claimed victory in the Hawkeye State.