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Democrats discuss possibility of dropping Debbie Wasserman Schultz as DNC chair

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Congressional Democrats are beginning to broach the subject of U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz stepping down as chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) ahead of the Party’s convention in July. The Hill is reporting that several Democrats backing likely presidential nominee Hillary Clinton are concerned that the South Florida congresswoman is too divisive a figure, someone who will prevent Party unity in the effort to defeat presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump in November. “Wasserman Schultz has had an increasingly…

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Hillary Clinton’s Florida effort to be led by former DSCC head Simone Ward

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Simone Ward will direct Hillary Clinton‘s Florida campaign. The 38-year-old Ward had been serving as the national political director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee for the past year, the first African-American ever to do so. According to a biography of her published in The Atlantic, Ward began her political year while still attending Oklahoma City University, where she spent a semester interning for Al Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign. Since then, she’s served stints at the Democratic National Committee, the White House, Mercer & Associates,…

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Mitch Perry Report for 3.6.15 — the Democrats lack of bench strength transcends Florida

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It’s been written about ad nauseum about the lack of a strong Democratic bench in Florida. That certainly was the case in 2014, when the party had to resort to a flawed former Republican to become their gubernatorial nominee against an equally flawed current Republican. And that’s why Bob Buckhorn began raising campaign funds for a 2018 bid for governor in December, three months before his (inevitable) re-election victory for four (or three and a half?) more years as Tampa’s mayor.…

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