Wasserman Schultz elected chair of DNC
May 4th, 2011
04:23 PM ET
3 years ago

Wasserman Schultz elected chair of DNC

Washington (CNN) – Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was elected chair of the Democratic National Committee by its members in an uncontested election Wednesday after President Barack Obama nominated her in April.

The president called into the gathering to congratulate Schultz.

"She stays focused and accomplishes goals," Obama said. "Thanks for supporting Debbie. I know it will be a tough 18 more months but I know we're going to get this thing done."

The Florida representative succeeds former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine who stepped down to run for the Senate and interim chair, CNN Contributor Donna Brazile.


Filed under: Debbie Wasserman Schultz • DNC
soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Bill

    She's a sharp woman; I wish her the best.

    May 4, 2011 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  2. The Day of Financial Reckoning is HERE - The Great Democrat Welfare Society Ends

    Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was elected chair of the Democratic National Committee by its members in an uncontested election Wednesday
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    Nobody else wanted the job. This was a BIG mistake for the Democrats. This woman is a far left progressive that will not appeal to independents. She's going to be remembered as the person that got the Democrats dessimated in 2012. Well, her and Obama. Wouldn't want to deny him his props.

    May 4, 2011 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  3. Rickster

    Wow, has the democrat party spiraled downward in recent years..........Wasserman-Schultz, dumber than a box of hair, is an absolute loon.

    May 4, 2011 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  4. Me

    GO DEBBIE GO!!!
    If you can get the party in line and vote according the Democratic platform (GOOD LUCK WITH THAT)
    you would have worked a miracle...GO DEBBIE

    May 4, 2011 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  5. Martha in CF

    Debbie will be a great chairman. She won't let the Redumblicans get away with anything........

    May 4, 2011 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  6. gt

    terrible choice.....there most of been some one better than her.... this will only make things worse...

    May 4, 2011 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  7. ConservaFASCISTS -aka- Mammon

    I'd prefer to see Rep. Weiner in this position.

    May 4, 2011 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  8. Squealy

    Great choice! She will do very well, I believe.

    May 4, 2011 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  9. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Debbie knows her stuff and she has the right stuff to get the job done. Congrats.

    May 4, 2011 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  10. Jake

    she's extremely bright and someone to watch!

    May 4, 2011 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  11. Marcus

    The Democrats path to decades of victory is to be viewed as the Party of Main Street and not Wall Street.

    The democrats need to be seen as party of the people that get up, go to work, and MAKE SOMETHING, instead of the people that push paper around. This is the way to appeal to people in Missouri (which the President almost won) in 2008), Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, West VA and maybe even Kentucky.

    Tax Cuts for People That Make Something .... put that on a bumpersticker Democrats

    May 4, 2011 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  12. GI Joe

    She's very smart (unlike some of the R wackjobs) ha ha hahaha

    May 4, 2011 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |