The DCCC oversees re-election of current Democratic members and recruits new members for open seats or to challenge Republicans. As chairman, Rep. Israel will have a lot of power in determining what candidates the party recruits, especially when it comes to their position on abortion.
Rep. Israel joined Congress in 2001 and, according to NRLC’s scorecard, has voted pro-abortion 50 out of 51 times (he supported a ban on human cloning), even voting againt the ban on the gruesome partial-birth abortion ban which was supported by 63 Democrats.
Will Rep. Israel be able to put aside his radical pro-abortion beliefs and encourage authentic pro-life Democrats to run for office? Only time can tell, but his record unfortunately indicates otherwise.