From Chuck Todd, Domenico Montanaro, and Mark Murray
Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been selected as the new chair of the Democratic National Committee, Democratic sources tell NBC News.
Wasserman Schultz will not give up her House seat. Former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) also served concurrently as DNC chair and as a U.S. Senator.
Wasserman Schultz replaces outgoing DNC Chair Tim Kaine, who announced today he is running for the open U.S. Senate seat in Virginia.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that Wasserman Schultz would have been the first woman to run either party. In fact, there were women that ran both the RNC and the DNC -- Mary Louise Smith ran the Republican National Committee from 1974 to 1977. Jean Westwood and Debra DeLee ran the DNC.