[Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: William J. Clinton (1998, Book II)]
[December 2, 1998]
[Page 2114]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov]

Statement on the Resignation of Steve Grossman as National Chairman of 
the Democratic National Committee
December 2, 1998

    While it is good news for his family, the resignation of DNC 
National Chairman Steve Grossman is a loss for the Democratic Party. 
Steve has been a leader, a party builder, a prolific fundraiser, and a 
wonderful friend to Hillary and me.
    When Steve became national chairman in early 1997, the Democratic 
Party faced an enormous debt and the possibility that we would not have 
the financial resources to compete effectively in the midterm election. 
With Steve's energy and dedication, the party has nearly eliminated its 
debt, and we had the resources we needed to compete in November.
    Steve and our general chairman, Governor Roy Romer, have made a 
remarkable team. The millions of voters mobilized under their leadership 
led to the extraordinary and historic successes of Democratic candidates 
    Steve's life has been dedicated to public service, his community, 
and his faith. I will always be grateful to him for his service to our 
party and the Nation. Hillary and I wish the best to Steve, his wife, 
Barbara, and their sons, David, Benjamin, and Joshua.