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Tags: US | Senate | Florida | Wasserman | Schultz

Wasserman Schultz to Seek Re-election; Won't Run for Senate

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 04:57 PM

Congresswoman and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz will seek a seventh term in the U.S. House instead of running for the U.S. Senate.

Spokesman Sean Bartlett confirmed her plans Tuesday, saying she can be most effective in her current seat and wants to use her DNC position to help elect a Democratic president next year.

Wasserman Shultz's term as party chair expires in January 2017. Her decision ends speculation that she would seek the seat held by Republican Sen. Marco Rubio if he decides to run for president instead of a second term.

She is in a safe Democratic district that includes parts of Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

She has served as chair of the DNC since 2011 and has been a powerful party fundraiser.

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Congresswoman and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz will seek a seventh term in the U.S. House instead of running for the U.S. Senate.Spokesman Sean Bartlett confirmed her plans Tuesday, saying she can be most effective in her current seat...
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