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DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz Denies She Tried to Silence Critic

Friday, 20 Feb 2015 07:54 PM

Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is denying that she considered offering her support for a Florida medical marijuana ballot initiative in exchange for a prominent donor stopping his public criticism of her.

The Florida congresswoman says in an interview with The Associated Press that it is "outrageous" to suggest that she would cut a deal to insulate herself from criticism.

Politico reported this week on emails and text messages released by Florida donor John Morgan that appear to show the congresswoman's staff suggesting a deal in which she would change her position on the issue if he would retract his criticism.

Morgan bankrolled the medical marijuana ballot initiative that Wasserman Schultz opposed and voters in Florida rejected last year.

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Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is denying that she considered offering her support for a Florida medical marijuana ballot initiative in exchange for a prominent donor stopping his public criticism of her.The Florida congresswoman says in an...
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