Former DNC Leader Don Fowler Dead (REPORT)

(PoliticalLookout.com)- Former chair of the Democratic National Committee, Don Fowler, died aged 85 on Tuesday night. Fowler was not just the former DNC leader but a well-known figure in national and South Carolina politics.

Chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party, Trav Robertson, announced the sad news on Tuesday night to the Associated Press, calling Fowler the “Democrats’ Democrat.”

At 85, he was certainly not the breed of Democrat we see today. Namely, anti-Democratic and far-left in their outlook of both the economy and society.

Nonetheless, Fowler received an outpouring of support from modern Democrats, including anti-Trump antagonist House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

“Don and Carol Fowler have always welcomed us to their beloved South Carolina with courtesy and pride,” Pelosi said.

“I was proud to share the stage with Don and @SCDP last year. As ever, he was eloquent, inspiring and forever a tireless champion for our values. He will be deeply missed,” she added.

Former President Bill Clinton also described Fowler as a “good man with a sharp mind and a big heart” and said that his life “embodied his commitment to opportunity and inclusion for all Americans.”

Clinton and Fowler go way back. Fowler served as chairman of the DNC and ran the party’s day-to-day operations, and also oversaw the re-election of President Bill Clinton.

Fowler also stood firm against anti-Semitism – something that many modern Democrats do not do – defending a legal challenge against candidate Lyndon LaRouche. The suit was ultimately unsuccessful, but Fowler described her as not a “bona fide Democrat” because of anti-semitic remarks she made.

Fowler’s passing marks the end of an era for the Democratic Party.