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Rep. Wasserman Schultz to Remain in Congress

Max Samis — March 17, 2015 – 3:33 pm | 2016 Election | Congress | Democrats Comments (0) Add a comment

Today, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), who also has served as chair of the Democratic National Committee for nearly four years and is a former NJDC staffer, announced that she will not seek the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate in 2016. The Florida Sun-Sentinel reports:


She said in a telephone interview that serving in the House and working at the national party to help elect a Democratic president is “an opportunity to really be able to advance the agenda about which my constituents care about deeply in a much more significant way.


Wasserman Schultz said she heard from everyday voters and political donors who wanted her to run. “I really did receive a tremendous amount of encouragement as I’ve traveled the state and traveled the state recently. I got encouragement from donors in Florida, from donors across the country, from constituents,” she said. “Any time that someone encourages you to run for office, no matter what office it is, it’s incredibly flattering.”


Ultimately, she said, she didn’t give the idea “tremendous, active thought,” focusing instead on “what’s the best way that you can be effective. ... I want to make the world a better place and I want to do it in a way that I can be the most effective.”


We have no doubt that Rep. Wasserman Schultz would make a wonderful Senator for the state of Florida. NJDC commends her decision and believes that she will continue to do remarkable work as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state’s 23rd Congressional district and as chair of the Democratic National Committee. Meanwhile, Florida and the nation will be well served by the Senate candidacy of Rep. Patrick Murphy, Rep. Alan Grayson, or any other Democrat that may join them. We wish Rep. Wasserman Schultz the best moving forward.



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