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Shake up at the DNC: CEO and top staffers resign

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The Chief Executive of the Democratic National Committee Amy Dacey has resigned in the wake of an email hack that embarrassed the party on the eve of its convention.

A pair of top staffers also followed Dacey out the door: spokesperson Luis Miranda, and CFO Brad Marshall. The moves were announced in a press release from the DNC on Tuesday.

"Thanks in part to the hard work of Amy, Luis, and Brad, the Democratic Party has adopted the most progressive platform in history, has put itself in financial position to win in November, and has begun the important work of investing in state party partnerships," new DNC Chair Donna Brazile said in the release. "I'm so grateful for their commitment to this cause, and I wish them continued success in the next chapter of their career."

Brazile also announced in the release that Tom McMahon, a former DNC executive director, will lead the transition team at the party committee.

The content of the hacked emails exposed an apparent lack of neutrality in the primary race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, with party officials disparaging Sanders.

—The Associated Press contributed to this report.