FL: Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s missteps on the national stage trouble re-election bid at home

By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog

TAMPA — Often seen brandishing party talking points on national television and defending the president’s economic record in campaign speeches across the country, there are growing indications that U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, moonlighting as the Democratic National Committee chair, may need to begin defending her own record to keep her job come election time.

Currently representing the 20th district, Wasserman Schultz wants to return to Congress representing the newly drawn District 23, consisting of parts of Broward and Miami-Dade counties. It’s a far cry from the countless cross-country campaign stops which have thrust her upon the national stage in recent years.

On Sunday, Florida’s first Jewish congresswoman invited new rounds of criticism when she told Fox News‘ John Roberts that she was “pretty happy” with the growth in the private sector during President Barack Obama‘s term — a comment that proved to be kindling for the opponents in South Florida.

“Debbie may be happy, but her constituents are suffering terribly and she and her boss are only making things worse,” political activist and GOP candidate Joe Kaufman told Florida Watchdog.

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