Democrats: Close race ahead in Florida
July 18th, 2012
06:29 PM ET
2 years ago

Democrats: Close race ahead in Florida

(CNN) – Gearing up for a heated battle in the Sunshine state, top Obama surrogates tried to draw a stark contrast between the President and presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney Wednesday.

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the Obama campaign press secretary, Ben LaBolt, said the campaign won’t be “ceding any ground to the Republicans,” particularly noting two Florida counties the President lost badly during the 2008 election - Lee and Collier.
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July 2nd, 2012
06:49 PM ET
2 years ago

Video: IRS is 'easiest' enforcer of health care law, DNC chief says

(CNN) – The Internal Revenue Service is the "easiest, most basic way" of enforcing the health care law's fee for those who can afford to but choose not to get insurance but it is not a "tax," Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Monday.

Speaking on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer," Wasserman Schultz said Monday, that the law should be enforced by the federal government's taxing arm because "it's simply a matter of ease in administration."
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Filed under: 2012 • Debbie Wasserman Schultz • Health care
June 20th, 2012
06:25 PM ET
2 years ago

DNC Chair: Republicans are on a witch hunt

(CNN) - The head of the Democratic National Committee on Wednesday hit back against claims the Obama administration is using executive privilege to cover up facts in the so-called Fast and Furious case.

"It's clear that this is nothing more than a political witch hunt to distract from the fact that Republicans in Congress have no interest in focusing on what we need to focus on, which is jobs and the economy," Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."
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Wisconsin's still a national fight
May 29th, 2012
10:39 AM ET
2 years ago

Wisconsin's still a national fight

(CNN) – The national spotlight will continue to shine on Wisconsin this week with additional national political figures taking to the Badger State to support their nominees in the gubernatorial recall election.

Republican Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will stump for incumbent Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday. Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz visit the state Wednesday on behalf of Walker challenger and Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bob McDonnell • Debbie Wasserman Schultz • Scott Walker • Tom Barrett • Wisconsin
Wisconsin recall's a 'test run,' DNC chair says
May 27th, 2012
11:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Wisconsin recall's a 'test run,' DNC chair says

Washington (CNN) – Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Sunday classified Democratic efforts in the Wisconsin recall election as a “test run” for the presidential race.

“It’s given the Obama for America operation an opportunity to do the dry run we need of our massive, significant dynamic grassroots presidential campaign,” the Florida representative said of the battleground state on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Debbie Wasserman Schultz • President Obama • Scott Walker • Tom Barrett • Wisconsin
DNC chair says Republicans rooting for bad economy
April 8th, 2012
09:48 AM ET
3 years ago

DNC chair says Republicans rooting for bad economy

(CNN) – Republicans looking to defeat President Barack Obama in November’s general election are rooting for the American economy to fail, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee said in an interview Sunday.

Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said criticism from Republicans on Friday’s worse-than-expected jobs report was reflective of their political motives.
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February 8th, 2012
07:42 PM ET
3 years ago

Video: Top Democrat on battle over birth control

(CNN) - Archbishop Timothy Dolan said Wednesday he hoped the White House compromises on a new contraception policy. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, reacts.

Democrats maintain focus on Romney
January 8th, 2012
11:06 AM ET
3 years ago

Democrats maintain focus on Romney

(CNN) - Democrats kept their eye on GOP hopeful Mitt Romney Sunday, singling out the Republican frontrunner for his record at a private investment firm and providing further evidence Democrats see the former Massachusetts governor as the strongest candidate in the Republican field.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, took Romney to task for what she said was an inconsistent record while defending her organization's relentless stream of anti-Romney videos and memos, saying the candidate deserved the onslaught.
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Filed under: 2012 • David Axelrod • Debbie Wasserman Schultz • Mitt Romney
Dem Chair: Romney-Rubio ticket would be 'extreme'
January 2nd, 2012
10:38 PM ET
2 years ago

Dem Chair: Romney-Rubio ticket would be 'extreme'

(CNN) - Though the candidates themselves are wary of naming possible running mates, a top Democrat on Monday said a ticket pairing presidential hopeful Mitt Romney with rising Republican star Marco Rubio would be "extreme."

"If there's with a ticket like that, it would be the most extreme ticket in history when it comes to immigration," Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who both represents Florida in Congress and is Chair of the Democratic National Committee, said on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."
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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Debbie Wasserman Schultz • Marco Rubio • Mitt Romney
DNC chair pulls no punches on Romney
November 23rd, 2011
12:29 PM ET
3 years ago

DNC chair pulls no punches on Romney

(CNN) – Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz singled out former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney Wednesday as having “really disturbing views” following his performance in CNN's national security debate Tuesday night.

"Mitt Romney did his level best to continue to pull the field of Republican candidates as far to the right and the extreme right as possible," Schultz said in an interview on CNN's "American Morning."
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