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Heckled offstage, Debbie Wasserman Schultz now faces tough re-election

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The furor over leaked emails not only got U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz heckled out of her speaking role Monday at the Democratic National Convention; it’s also providing fodder for her congressional primary opponent. Wasserman Schultz announced her resignation as Democratic National Committee chair for the sake of party unity after the e-mails indicated that under her leadership, the committee sought to undermine Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders‘ campaign before Hillary Clinton became the Democrats’ presumptive presidential nominee. Her opponent in…

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Steven Kurlander: In defense of Debbie Wasserman Schultz

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With the Democratic coronation of Hillary (and Bill again, too) Clinton slated to begin Monday, it looks like Congresswoman and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz won’t be waiving her very curly hair, or the gavel as Chairwoman of the convention in Philadelphia. In fact, she resigned her position as Chairwoman before the convention began. David Axelrod, the former senior advisor to President Obama, stated Sunday “I would ask her to step aside. I would ask her to step…

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Debbie Wasserman-Schultz not running for U.S. Senate

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Democratic National Committee chairwoman and South Florida U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz will not seek the Senate seat likely to be vacated by Marco Rubio and will instead seek re-election in her Broward- and Miami-Dade-based 23rd congressional district, the Sun-Sentinel reports. DWS was widely seen as a problematic yet potent contender for the seat that many expect to be highly competitive in 2016, whether Rubio fully launches into a White House bid or not. If he does, it would be the first open…

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Notes from the Florida Democrats Jefferson-Jackson Dinner

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Joy Reid, last night’s recipient of the award for Best National blog, covered all of the angles at the Florida Democratic Party’s Jefferson-Jackson Dinner.  It’s coverage like this that helped her win her award.  Her notes: Kendrick Meek brought a cheering section … Gelber and Aronberg played nice … and Alex Sink’s mike went rogue. And a good time was had by all at this year’s Jefferson-Jackson dinner. The Democratic faithful gathered at the Westin Diplomat hotel in Hallandale Beach…

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