Gates for DNC:

With Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsak declining to run for Democratic National Committee chairman, the latest boomlet is for Colorado State Party Chairman Christopher T. Gates. Democrats captured U.S. House and Senate seats and majorities in both houses of the legislature in Colorado, making the 47-year-old Gates a hot property. “I’ve had lots of phone calls and e-mails and, yes, I’d love to play a leadership role in the future Democratic Party,” Gates told HUMAN EVENTS’ John Gizzi. Gates said he wanted to make the Democrats “the party of health care, job creation, and education” and “let Republicans hang themselves as the party that is anti-gay marriage and wants to deny a woman the right to choose.”