November 7th, 2012
09:06 AM ET
1 year ago

DNC chair expects Obama to carry Florida

(CNN) – The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee said Wednesday she expects Florida, which has yet to be called for either presidential candidate, to fall in President Barack Obama's column.

"I think later this morning, you'll see the opportunity to change that from yellow to blue. The numbers have moved in President Obama's direction," Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who's also a U.S. congresswoman from Florida, said on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien."

Obama narrowly carried the Sunshine State in 2008, beating Sen. John McCain by three percent.


Filed under: 2012 • Debbie Wasserman Schultz • Florida
soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Lionel

    Thank you to all the Floridians who stood up in line for hours to vote. You are the heroes in all of this.

    Money, lies and voter suppression is not stronger than the will of the people.

    November 7, 2012 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  2. carlos aponte

    Thank God for everything but in special for last night obama democratic victory in this great nation. Let our government work smart for the

    November 7, 2012 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  3. Gurgyl

    God bless my president-47%.

    November 7, 2012 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  4. chilly g

    THANK GOD THE PRESIDENT HAS WON ANOTHER TERM AND ALL THE MONEY AND THE LIES DID NOT HELP THE
    REPUBLICANS.they try to prevent peoples from voting but that did not work, the republicans will never win the
    presidential until they become more inclusive.

    November 7, 2012 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  5. Expat American

    President Obama won Florida in spite of the GOP's best attempt at voter suppression and fraud.

    November 7, 2012 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  6. jkane sfl a vote for lady parts romney the tax cheat and lyin lady parts ryan willcut your moms medicare and soc sec . .can you afford to pay for them???

    Gov Scott and the gop legislaters are a disgraced to the people of Florida and the entire USA and should be kicked out of office, that's what happens when you give the gop to much power ,they are totally incompetence !!!!!

    November 7, 2012 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  7. St James Place

    We need federal laws to prevent SOME states from making people wait lines for hours to vote. This should be a no brainer that both Republican or Democrats can get behind.

    November 7, 2012 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  8. Name

    It is so refreshing to see the people take a stand amid all the lies that were told. Democracy won, not race.

    November 7, 2012 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  9. Q

    I hope the people of Florida vote with just as much passion and zeal to get Gov. Rick Scott out of office for on purposely creating this voting fiasco to benefit Mitt Romney.

    November 7, 2012 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  10. Wake up People!

    A special thank you to the people of Florida that endured the long lines and stood up to the voter suppression efforts. Looks like money can't buy the White House.

    November 7, 2012 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  11. GonzoinHouston

    It's the next morning, even Hawaii is done counting, and Florida still can't declare a winner. Florida's new motto "We flunked out of the Electoral College"

    November 7, 2012 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  12. Pete

    People here in Florida came out in droves Tuesday to vote so their voice would be heard even against Scott and the rest of their unpatriotic republican foes..Less voting machines,shorter voter days and everything else to supress the vote but it did do one thing it brought people together to answer against Scotts agenda to win the state for Romney and as I speak the votes are showing otherwise in a landslide win for Pres.Obama ..Rove and his FOX induced meltdown now has to answer the question,was the money he got from his investors spent wisely,probibly not but that's republicans with their arrogence overshadowing their ignorence, its historic isn't it with losers again voting for losers!!

    November 7, 2012 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  13. Rudy NYC

    Someone needs to explain why is it in our so-called Democracy that everyone is NOT voting on the same playing field in general elections. States should have uniform election laws for general elections.

    November 7, 2012 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  14. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    He got Florida also.

    Thank you to my fellow Americans for helping to re-elect him and re-affirming our 2008 vote for him
    With our eyes WIDE OPEN, with full knowledge of the man we freely chose President Obama AGAIN!!!
    THANK YOU AMERICA!!!!!!!! THANK YOU LATINOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 7, 2012 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  15. Wire Palladin, S. F

    I'm proud to be a Floridian that voted for our president. We are moving in the right direction despite the attempts of Boehner and McConnell to derail our economic recovery.

    November 7, 2012 10:45 am at 10:45 am |