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John Heilemann

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John Arthur Heilemann (born January 23, 1966) is the co-managing editor of Bloomberg Politics, anjournalist for New York magazine, where he mainly covers US politics, and a political analyst for MSNBC.[1]
He is the co-author (with Mark Halperin) of Double Down and Game Change, books about Presidential campaigns. He and Halperin co-host With All Due Respect, a political analysis show on Bloomberg Television and MSNBC. Heilemann is also producing and co-starring (with Mark Halperin and Mark McKennon) in Showtime'sThe Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth, following the presidential candidates behind the scenes of their campaigns in the 2016 United States Presidential Election.He has been a staff writer for The New YorkerWired, and The Economist. He is the author of a previous book, Pride Before the Fall, about the Microsoft antitrust case. He was the host of a four-part documentary series for Discovery called Download: the True Story of the Internet, about the rise of the World Wide Web, which first aired in 2008.


Heilemann holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Political Science from Northwestern University and a master's degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government atHarvard University.[2]

Mark Halperin

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For the author and former Wall Street Journal contributor, see Mark Helprin.
Mark Halperin
Mark Halperin 2012 Shankbone.JPG
Halperin at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festivalpremiere of Knife Fight
BornMark Evan Halperin
January 11, 1965 (age 51)
BethesdaMaryland, U.S.
ResidenceNew York CityNew York, U.S.
NationalityUnited States of America
EducationB.A., Harvard University, 1987
Years active1988–present
EmployerBloomberg L.P.
Time Warner
Notable work The Way to Win: Clinton, Bush, Rove, and How to Take the White House in 2008 co-author
TelevisionThe Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth co-star
With All Due Respect co-host
Bloomberg Politics
co-managing editor
Morning Joe Contributor
Board member ofNew Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College
Partner(s)Karen Avrich
Mark Evan Halperin (born January 11, 1965)[1] is co-managing editor (with John Heilemann) of Bloomberg Politics and a senior political analyst for MSNBC and Bloomberg Television.[2] He is the co-author (with John Heilemann) of Game Change and Double Down: Game Change 2012. Both Halperin and Heilemann are co-hosts of MSNBC and Bloomberg's With All Due Respect, a political analysis show. Halperin is also producing and co-starring (with John Heilemann and Mark McKennon) in Showtime'sThe Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth, following the presidential candidates behind the scenes of their campaigns in the 2016 United States Presidential Election.
Mark Halperin serves as a board member on the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College.

Personal life[edit]

Halperin is the son of Morton Halperin, a foreign policy expert, and Ina Young. He has two brothers, David and Gary. He was born inBethesda, Maryland,[3][4] and raised in Bethesda, where he attended Walt Whitman High School.[5] During the summer of 1982, before he began his senior year at Whitman, Mark Halperin lived with a family in Japan as part of the Youth for Understandingprogram.[6] He received his B.A. from Harvard University in 1987.[7] Halperin resides in New York City with his girlfriend, Karen Avrich, co-author of Sasha and Emma with her late father and historian Paul Avrich.[8][9][10][11]
Mark Halperin at the 2015 Iowa Growth & Opportunity Party at the Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa.


In 1988, Halperin started out as a desk assistant for ABC News and a researcher for World News Tonight. He then worked in theinvestigative unit of World News Tonight and as a general assignment reporter in Washington. In 1992 he worked full-time as an off-air producer covering Bill Clinton. In 1994 Halperin became a producer with ABC's special events unit in New York and later an editorial producer.
In 1997 he was named the political director for ABC News. As director, Halperin appeared frequently as a correspondent and political analyst for ABC News television and radio programs. He also founded and edited The Note, which appeared daily on[12] In October 2006, Halperin, along with John F. Harris, released their book, The Way to Win: Clinton, Bush, Rove, and How to Take the White House in 2008 (ISBN 1-4000-6447-3).
Since 2006 Halperin has been a board member of the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College in Goffstown, New Hampshire. He has been on the NHIOP public advisory board since it was created in 2008. In February 2009, Halperin met with students and faculty at the NHIOP and gave a public lecture titled "The Obama Administration—The Story So Far".[13]
In March 2007, Halperin became a political analyst for ABC News and was replaced as political director by David Chalian. In May 2007, he was hired as a political analyst and editor at large for Time magazine. In June 2010, he was hired as senior political analyst at MSNBC. In 2011, Time released an iPad app called "Mark Halperin 2012" that contains material from Mr. Halperin's "The Page" as well as video, photos, breaking news, and Halperin's take on the news.[14]

2004 elections[edit]

In October 2004 the Drudge Report published a memo Halperin sent to ABC News staff about coverage of the U.S. presidential election directing them not to "reflexively and artificially hold both sides 'equally' accountable" and that both John Kerry and George W. Bush used "distortion" in their campaign, but that Kerry’s distortions were not "central to his efforts to win."[15] Halperin was criticized by conservatives who used the memo to reinforce long-standing complaints of media bias.[16][17] ABC News spokesman Jeffrey Schneider confirmed the authenticity of the memo and said Halperin "takes his responsibility to be fair as seriously as a heart attack."[18] In 2006, Halperin would criticize the media for being biased in favor of Kerry after a controversial remark that the senator made.[19]

MSNBC suspension[edit]

On June 30, 2011, Halperin was suspended from his duties at MSNBC for "slurring" President Barack Obama on the program Morning Joe, saying the President came off as "kind of a dick" during the previous day's press conference.[20][21] His suspension was lifted a little over a month later.[22]

Books and movies[edit]

Halperin with co-author John Heilemann wrote "Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime," which was made into Game Change, which premiered on HBO on March 10, 2012. Halperin had a cameo role in the movie as a reporter.


In December 2011, Halperin was listed as #1 in's 2011 Hack List, his reporting described as "shallow and predictable" as well as "both fixated solely on the horse race and also uniquely bad at analyzing the horse race." [23]
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) named Halperin as one of its P.U.-Litzer winners in 2013 for his comment about New Jersey governor Chris Christie: "Chris Christie is someone who is magical in the way politicians can be magical, like our last three presidents." [24]
In his syndicated column, Ruben Navarrette accused Halperin of asking racist questions when interviewing Ted Cruz on May 9, 2015. Including asking the Senator to speak Spanish, list his favorite Cuban dishes, and favorite Hispanic music.[25] Rick Moran, of the PJ Tatler, on May 10, 2015, wrote that "Asking Cruz to say something in Spanish is akin to asking a black person to eat watermelon or start dancing."[26] Halperin responded to the criticism saying it was meant to be a light-hearted banter, and that "I apologize to those that were offended, and to Senator Cruz. I promise that I will work to make the tone and questions better next time."[27]

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Chairperson of the Democratic National Committee
Assumed office
May 4, 2011
Preceded byDonna Brazile (interim)
Succeeded byDonna Brazile (interim; designate)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 23rd district
Assumed office
January 3, 2013
Preceded byAlcee Hastings
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 20th district
In office
January 3, 2005 – January 3, 2013
Preceded byPeter Deutsch
Succeeded byAlcee Hastings
Member of the Florida Senate
from the 34th district
In office
January 20, 2003 – November 2, 2004
Preceded byAlberto Gutman
Succeeded byNan Rich
Member of the Florida Senate
from the 32nd district
In office
January 3, 2001 – January 3, 2003
Preceded byHoward Forman
Succeeded bySkip Campbell
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 97th district
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2001
Preceded byFred Lippman
Succeeded byNan Rich
Personal details
BornDeborah Wasserman
September 27, 1966 (age 49)
QueensNew YorkU.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Steve Schultz
ResidenceWeston, Florida
Alma materUniversity of Florida
Deborah "DebbieWasserman Schultz (born September 27, 1966) is an American politician. She is the U.S. Representative forFlorida's 23rd congressional district, a member of the Democratic Party and a former Chairperson of the Democratic National Committee.[1][2]
Wasserman Schultz previously served in the Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate, and was campaign co-chair for Hillary Clinton's unsuccessful 2008 run for President. She is the first Jewish congresswoman elected from Florida. Her district covers parts of Broward and Miami-Dade Counties, including Fort Lauderdale and Miami Beach.
On July 24, 2016, it was announced that she would resign her position as chairperson of the Democratic National Committee following the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Leaked emails provided by WikiLeaks showed Schultz and other members of the DNC staff mocking and attempting to sabotage the presidential campaign of Senator Bernie Sanders in favor of Clinton'scampaign.[3]
The Clinton campaign announced the same day that Wasserman Schultz would act as honorary chair of an effort to elect Democrats across the United States in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.[4]

Personal life and education

Born Deborah Wasserman in Forest Hills, Queens, New York,[5] she is the daughter of Ann and Larry Wasserman. Her father is aCPA.[6]
From 1968 to 1978 the family lived in Lido Beach on Long Island. In 1978, her family moved to Melville, also on Long Island, where Wasserman graduated from high school in 1984.[7] She received a Bachelor of Arts in 1988 and a Master of Arts with a certificate in political campaigning in 1990, both in Political Science, from the University of Florida in Gainesville.[8][9]
At the University of Florida, Wasserman Schultz was active in student government, serving as President of the Student Senate and the founder and president of the Rawlings Area Council Government.[8] She was also a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa honor society, the James C. Grimm chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary, and the union Graduate Assistants United. She served as President of the Graduate Student Council and Vice President of the UF College Democrats.[8][10] She has credited her experience in student politics with developing her "love for politics and the political process".[11]
Wasserman Schultz lives in Weston, near Fort Lauderdale. She is a mother of three and is married to Steve Schultz. She is an active member of the National Jewish Democratic CouncilPlanned Parenthood, and Hadassah.[citation needed]
In March 2009, she revealed that she had undergone seven surgeries related to breast cancer in 2008, while maintaining her responsibilities as a member of the House. That year, she promoted efforts for early screening for breast cancer.[12]


Florida state legislature

In 1988, Wasserman Schultz became an aide to Peter Deutsch at the beginning of his state legislative career.[9][13] In 1992, Deutsch made a successful run for United States House of Representatives for Florida's 20th District. Wasserman Schultz recalled getting a call from Deutsch at the time: "It was really amazing. He called me at home one day in the middle of the legislative session and he said, You could run in my race, your house is in my district."[13] Wasserman Schultz won 53 percent of the vote in a six-way Democratic primary and avoided a runoff.[13] She went on to win the general election and succeeded Deutsch in Florida's House of Representatives. At age 26, she became the youngest female legislator in the state's history.[9][14]
She served in the Florida State House of Representatives for eight years, and had to leave office due to state term limits.[9] She became an adjunct instructor of political science at Broward Community College, as well as a public policy curriculum specialist at Nova Southeastern University. With her experience in the Florida House, she ran successfully for the Florida State Senate in 2000. She supported several bills including the Florida Residential Swimming Pool Safety Act and one creating a Children's Services Council forBroward County. She received an award from the Save The Manatee Club for her commitment in the 2002 legislative session to manatee protection as a member of the Florida State Senate.[15]

U.S. House of Representatives

Committee assignments

Party leadership

Wasserman Schultz is a member of the New Democrat Coalition.[16] She was appointed to the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee in her first term. During the 2006 elections, she raised over seventeen million dollars in campaign contributions for her Democratic colleagues (third most after Nancy Pelosi and Rahm Emanuel), she was chosen as Chief Deputy Whip and appointed to the Appropriations Committee, a plum assignment for a sophomore congresswoman.[17]
She currently chairs the Committee's Legislative Branch subcommittee, which Pelosi returned to the Committee after it was dissolved by Republican leadership in 2005. Shortly after acquiring her spot on the Appropriations Committee, Wasserman Schultz received the waiver necessary to sit on an additional committee (Appropriations is typically an exclusive committee), and she is currently a member of the Judiciary Committee. Aside from her committee and leadership roles, she is a member of Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's "30 Something" Working Group, which consists of congressional Democrats mostly under age 40. The group concentrates on issues affecting young people, includingSocial Security. She joined the bipartisan Congressional Cuba Democracy Caucus. According to the 2008 Power Rankings, she was the 24th most powerful member of the House and 22nd most powerful Democratic representative (also most powerful Florida representative).[18]

Political positions

Wasserman Schultz is pro-choice, supports gun control legislation, and is a supporter of the LGBT community. She initiated the 2007 Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act. In 2011, Wasserman Schultz was one of the 23 co-sponsors of H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).[19]

Consumer Finance Protection Bureau and Payday Lending

In December 2015, Wasserman Schultz was one of 24 co-sponsors of H.R. 4018, authored by GOP Congressman Dennis A. Ross. It would delay the implementation of CFPBregulations.[20][21] "Wasserman Schultz is among a dozen Florida representatives who have cosponsored bipartisan legislation that would delay the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s payday lending rules by two years and void a “deferred presentment transaction” in states with laws similar to Florida’s. She has drawn criticism for trying to delay those regulations.[22]
The CFPB's creation was authorized by the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, whose passage in 2010 was a legislative response to the financial crisis of 2007–08 and the subsequent Great Recession.[23]

Terri Schiavo case

During the Terri Schiavo case, she was one of the strongest opponents of congressional intervention. She publicly accused President George W. Bush of hypocrisy for signing a 1999 bill as Governor of Texas that allows health care workers to remove life support for terminally ill patients if the patient or family is unable to pay the medical bills. During the debate Wasserman Schultz pointed out that a Texas law signed into law by then Gov. George W. Bush allowed caregivers to withhold treatment "at the point that futility has been reached and there is no longer any hope of survival or of additional health care measures being used to sustain life. ... [this] seems to conflict with his position today." Cox News Service reported that "The Texas law was intended to control in cases in which medical teams and patients' representatives disagree on treatment. In the Schiavo case, the medical team and Schiavo's husband agreed that there was no hope of improvement in her condition, determined by lower courts to be a 'persistent vegetative state'."[24]Wasserman Schultz also cited the case of a six-month-old Texas baby whose life support had been removed.

Middle East conflict

While her predecessor and mentor Peter Deutsch was "among the most hawkish congressional Democrats on Middle East issues", Wasserman Schultz, who took over his seat for Florida's 20th district, "a heavily Jewish swath of Broward County", has taken a more centrist approach.[9] During 2005 she spoke in approval of President George W. Bush's proposals to give financial aid to the Palestinian Authority in both the proposed supplemental and in the 2006 budgets. She said "We want to continue to focus on making sure that ... the policy coming from Washington continues to encourage and support and nurture the peace process. In [Bush's] first four years, there was a lack of leadership coming from the administration. I know many people in the Jewish community were happy with the president's position on Israel, but the way I thought, there was an absence of leadership.  ... So I'm glad to see there's a little more engagement and involvement from the administration."[9]
She defended her party against suggestions that the Democrats are anti-Israel, saying "I would stack up the Democratic caucus's position on the support for Israel against the Republican caucus's any day of the week and be much more confident—and the Jewish community should be much more confident—in the Democrats' stewardship of Israel than the Republicans, especially if you compare the underlying reasons for both groups' support for Israel. The very far right group of Republicans' interest in Israel is not because they are so supportive of there being a Jewish state and making sure that Jews have a place that we can call home. It has references to Armageddon and biblical references that are more their interest. So I would encourage members of the Jewish community to put their faith in Democrats, because our support for Israel is generally for the right reasons."[9]

Presidential signing statements

Wasserman Schultz supports the use of appropriations for future control of presidential signing statements as developed as part of questions during the House Judiciary Committee hearing on the constitutional limits of executive power July 26, 2008.[25]

Debbie Wasserman Schultz receives award from Plantation Democratic Club President Marvin Quittner, May 5, 2013.

Jewish American Heritage Month

Wasserman Schultz is the first Jewish female congressperson from the state of Florida.[26][27]
She and Senator Arlen Specter were the driving forces behind the resolution that declared every May Jewish American Heritage Month. The annual observance was created to recognize "the accomplishments of American Jews and the important role that members of the Jewish community have played in the development of American culture".[28] The observance is modeled after Black History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month and Women's History Month. Wasserman Schultz envisioned "classroom instruction, public ceremonies and broadcast announcements", stating "There's a generation of children growing up with a fading memory of what happened during World War II or even an understanding of anyone who is Jewish or their culture and traditions. Through education comes tolerance."[29] The bill introducing the observance passed unanimously in both the House and the Senate and signed by President George W. Bush. Wasserman Schultz said of the proclamation "This is an historic occasion. Generations to come will have the chance to live without anti-Semitism through greater understanding and awareness of the significant role that American Jews have played in U.S. history. Jewish American Heritage Month is a reality because of the people gathered today in this room."[28]
The measure was criticized by Gary Cass, executive director of the now-defunct Center for Reclaiming America for Christ, a conservative Christian organization based in Fort Lauderdale, who objected to "teaching Jewish history without talk of religious practices and values", saying "We cannot seem to have an honest discussion about the Christian roots of America." He wondered "How much tolerance would [Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz] have for a Christian Heritage month?" She replied that the situation is different, that "Judaism is unique, because it is both a culture and a religion," and that she was not in favor of "teaching any religion in public schools."[29] The congresswoman's father, Larry Wasserman, said that while his daughter had not been particularly active in the Jewish community before entering politics, she has "forged ties with Jewish groups as a lawmaker. She helped to form the National Jewish Democratic Council and served on the regional board of the American Jewish Congress."[13]

2008 financial crisis

Wasserman Schultz voted on September 29, 2008, supporting the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008,[30] and on October 3, 2008, supporting the revised version of that act.[31]

Hate crimes

During an April 2009 House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009, fellow Floridian Tom Rooney, a former active duty U.S. Army JAG Corpsofficer, introduced an amendment that would make attacks against military veterans a hate crime. Wasserman Schultz remarked on the amendment:
I'm from a state, as Mr. Rooney is, that includes and represents the districts that include real victims. I represent a very large – one of the largest – gay populations in the United States of America. One of the largest Jewish populations in the United States of America. My region – our region – has a very large African-American population. It really is belittling of the respect that we should have for these groups to suggest that members of the armed services have somehow systematically been the victims of hate crimes.[32]

Death of Daniel Wultz

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, left, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, second from left, listen as Sheryl and Tuly Wultz talk about the impact of prayer in the life of their son,Daniel Wultz on May 1, 2014 in the Office of the House Majority Leader, Washington, D.C.
Wasserman Schultz has been a vocal advocate for the family of Daniel Wultz, constituents of her congressional district engaged in legal action against the Bank of China for its alleged role in financing the terrorist attack that killed the 16-year-old teenager from Weston, Florida, in 2006.[citation needed]
In August 2013, Wasserman Schultz told the Miami Herald: "In South Florida, we all know too well of the tragic circumstances surrounding the cowardly terrorist attack that took Daniel Wultz's innocent life. I have been working, hand in hand with the Wultz family and the state of Israel to ensure any and all of those involved in this terrorist activity, including the Bank of China, pay for their crimes so that justice can be served."[33]
On May 1, 2014, together with then-House Majority Leader, Representative Eric Cantor (R-VA), Wasserman Schultz hosted the Wultz family at the U.S. Capitol in a National Prayer Day event.[34]

Identity theft

On February 15, 2013, Wasserman Schultz introduced the Stopping Tax Offenders and Prosecuting Identity Theft Act of 2013 (H.R. 744; 113th Congress) into the House.[35] The bill would increase the penalties on identity thieves in the United States and change the definition of identity theft to include businesses and organizations instead of just individuals.[36]


Wasserman Schultz vigorously opposed a 2014 medical marijuana amendment in Florida that narrowly failed to reach the 60% of votes in favour needed to amend theConstitution of Florida. She angered medical marijuana activists and major Democratic donors over this and her comparisons of medical marijuana dispensaries to "pill mills", which over-prescribe and over-dispense painkillers to patients with dubious symptoms.[37] After Wasserman Schultz expressed interest in running for the United States Senate in the 2016 elections, medical marijuana activists vowed to thwart her ambitions. Attorney and donor John Morgan said that her position on medical marijuana "disqualifies her from the [Democratic Senate] nomination... Her position denies terminally ill and chronically ill people compassion."[37]
In response, in February 2015, Wasserman Schultz's staff emailed Morgan, offering to change her position on medical marijuana if Morgan would stop criticizing her. Morgan declined her offer and released the emails to Politico, calling her a "bully".[38] Wasserman Schultz at first declined to comment,[38] then denied that her office had even sent the emails.[39] Morgan responded: "What Debbie leaves out in her pushback was the crystal clear message that her potential support of the new amendment [that has been proposed for the ballot in 2016] was predicated upon me withdrawing my comments to Politico. I don't know how to view that as anything but an offer of a quid pro quo."[39]

Political campaigns


In 2004, Wasserman Schultz's mentor Peter Deutsch resigned his Congressional seat to make an unsuccessful run for the Senate seat of fellow Democrat Bob Graham. Wasserman Schultz was unopposed in the Democratic primary election held to fill Deutsch's seat. Her Republican opponent was Margaret Hostetter, a realtor who had never held public office. The 20th is so heavily Democratic that Hostetter faced nearly impossible odds in November. However, she gained notoriety for her attacks on Wasserman Schultz. For example, Hostetter's campaign site criticized Wasserman Schultz for protesting an American flag photograph with a Christian cross on it that was on display in the workstation of a secretary in a government building. Hostetter wrote, "Elect Margaret Hostetter to Congress November 2 and send the clear message that Americans respect and support... the foundational role Christianity has had in the formation of our great nation. Our rights come from God, not the state."[citation needed]
Wasserman Schultz won, taking 70.2% to Hostetter's 29.8%. However, Hostetter had only spent about $30,000 to get 30% of the vote (compared to Wasserman Schultz's $1.2 million). When Wasserman Schultz was sworn in on January 4, 2005, she chose to use the Hebrew Bible, or Tanakh. Because Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert only had a Christian Bible, a copy of the Tanakh was borrowed by Hastert's staff from Congressman Gary Ackerman for this purpose.[40] (This fact was brought up two years later during theQur'an oath controversy of the 110th United States Congress.)[41]


Wasserman Schultz was unopposed for reelection in 2006.


In 2008 Wasserman Schultz won her reelection bid by defeating Independent Margaret Hostetter and Socialist write-in candidate Marc Luzietti.
She announced her support of Hillary Clinton for her party's 2008 presidential nomination, and in June 2007 was named one of Clinton's national campaign co-chairs. Once Senator Barack Obama became the presumptive Democratic nominee, she endorsed him and joined Senator Ken Salazar of Colorado and Representative Artur Davis ofAlabama to second his nomination at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
On CBS's Face the Nation, she declared Sarah Palin to be unready for the Vice Presidency. "She knows nothing...Quite honestly, the interview I saw and that Americans saw on Thursday and Friday was similar to when I didn't read a book in high school and had to read the CliffsNotes and phone in my report", Wasserman Schultz said of Palin's interview with ABC's Charlie Gibson last week. "She's Cliff-noted her performance so far."[42] Wasserman Schultz was also named a co-chair of the Democratic Party's Red to Blue congressional campaign group.[43] Controversy arose in March 2008 when she announced that she would be unable to campaign against South Florida Republican representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Mario Diaz-Balart and the now-retired Lincoln Diaz-Balart, because of her good friendship with them.[44] Wasserman Schultz and Ros-Lehtinen (R–FL) are both on the LGBT Equality Caucus of which Wasserman Schultz was a Vice Chair. Ros-Lehtinen has been the sole Republican on the 112-member caucus since 2013.


Wasserman Schultz was challenged by Republican nominee Karen Harrington and Independents Stanley Blumenthal and Bob Kunst. Florida Whig Party candidate Clayton Schock ran as a write-in. Wasserman Schultz won over Harrington, 60.1% to 38.1%.


After the 2010 census, Wasserman Schultz' district was renumbered as the 23rd District and pushed further into Miami-Dade County, taking in most of Miami Beach and a portion of Miami itself. She again faced Republican businesswoman Karen Harrington[45] Wasserman Schultz won with 63.2% percent of the vote, to 35.6% for Harrington. When she was sworn in for her fourth term, she became the first white Democrat to represent a significant portion of Miami since 1993.


In the general election, Wasserman Schultz defeated Republican Joe Kaufman, the Republican candidate, 62.7% to 37.3%.


Economist and law professor Tim Canova is challenging Wasserman Schultz in the August 30, 2016 Florida Democratic Party's primary election.[46] The Florida Democratic party initially refused access to its voter database to the Canova campaign.[47] Following complaints by the Florida Progressive Democratic Caucus and the Canova campaign, the Florida Democratic party leadership in March 2016 reversed its position exclusively with respect to granting Canova's request.[48] Wasserman Schultz has repeatedly refused to respond to direct questions about whether or not she would be willing to debate Canova.[49]
Senator Bernie Sanders, 2016 Democratic Candidate for President, has endorsed Canova for the seat, and has said that if he were elected president, he would not reappoint Wasserman Schultz as the chair of the Democratic National Committee.[50][51]

Chairperson of the Democratic National Committee

Chair Wasserman Schultz speaking to the College Democrats of America
On April 5, 2011, Vice President Joe Biden announced that Wasserman Schultz was President Barack Obama's choice to succeed Tim Kaine as the 52nd Chair of the Democratic National Committee. Until she assumed office, current DNC Vice-Chair Donna Brazile served as the interim Chair of the Democratic National Committee. Wasserman Schultz was confirmed at the meeting of the DNC held on May 4, 2011, in Washington, D.C.[52]
Wasserman Schultz got off to a controversial start as DNC Chair.[53][54] During an appearance on Face the Nation, Wasserman Schultz said, "The Republicans have a plan to end Medicare as we know it. What they would do is they would take the people who are younger than 55 years old today and tell them, 'You know what? You're on your own. Go and find private health insurance in the health-care insurance market. We're going to throw you to the wolves and allow insurance companies to deny you coverage and drop you for pre-existing conditions. We're going to give you X amount of dollars and you figure it out'".[55]
Four non-partisan fact-checkers called her claim false.[53] She then came under criticism for her comments on Washington Watch with Roland Martin, in which she said, "You have the Republicans, who want to literally drag us all the way back to Jim Crow laws and literally—and very transparently—block access to the polls to voters who are more likely to vote for Democratic candidates than Republican candidates". The next day, she stated that "Jim Crow was the wrong analogy to use".[56]
Wasserman Schultz has also been criticized for what has been termed her "frequent absences" from Congress. In 2011, she missed 62 votes of Congress, placing her 45th of 535 in missing Congressional votes. The bulk of those who missed votes did so due to family circumstances, illness, or the presidential campaign.[57] She has been criticized for her frequent appearances on MSNBC. Dylan Ratigan accused her of coming on his show and just "doing talking points". He later was forced to apologize for being "rude".[58]
In 2012, Wasserman Schultz attempted to get the DNC to pay for her clothing at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, and in 2013, to pay for her attire at the White House Correspondents Dinner.[59]
Many of Obama's advisers questioned the move to select Wasserman Schultz as his DNC chairwoman, who they felt came across as too partisan on television. An internal focus study of the popularity of top Obama campaign surrogates ranked Wasserman Schultz at the bottom.[60]
In February 2015, Politico, citing unnamed sources, reported that Wasserman Schultz had lined up supporters in 2013 to portray any decision by Barack Obama to replace her as DNC chair as "anti-woman and anti-Semitic".[61]
As chairwoman of the DNC, Wasserman Schultz appointed Amy Dacey to the position of CEO of the DNC in October 2013.[62]

Allegations of bias against Bernie Sanders

Clinton's opponents, Martin O'Malley and Bernie Sanders, separately criticized the decision by Wasserman Schultz to schedule only six debates in the 2016 Presidential Primary, far fewer than in previous election cycles. Those two Democratic presidential candidates also criticized the timing, per se, of those debates, saying that the debates had been intentionally scheduled to attract fewer viewers. Those included the December 19 debate which was held at the same time as an NFL football game, in order to protect Hillary Clinton's lead as the front runner.[63][64] Critics of the placing of the debates at times with lower potential for viewers have even included supporters of Clinton who are concerned that this gives the Republicans considerably more free airtime at key points in the race.[65] The Sanders campaign claimed on December 18, 2015, that the Democratic National Committee — then chaired by Schultz — was "actively attempting to undermine" his campaign, when the DNC briefly denied the Sanders campaign future access to the party's 50-state voter file.[66]
Furthermore, she has been criticized for her handling of a data breach of the NGP Van system, a Democratic voter database, for shutting down access by Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign. "The national committee and the Sanders campaign said they had come to an agreement to restore his campaign’s access to the voter file, which resulted in access to the VAN system being restored the next day.[67]
Bill Moyers, former press secretary to President Kennedy who was host of the Public Broadcasting System's Moyers and Company, cited such conflicts in calling for Wasserman Schultz to step down from her post as DNC Chair.[68]
In May, MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski called on Schultz to step down over the DNC's bias against the Bernie Sanders campaign.[69] The 2016 Democratic National Committee email leak revealed that Schultz was furious at the negative coverage of her actions in the media, and she emailed Chuck Todd that such coverage of her "must stop".[70] Describing the coverage as the "LAST straw", she ordered the DNC's communications director to call MSNBC president Phil Griffin to demand an apology from Brzezinski.[71][72][73]
On June 28, 2016, both Schultz and the DNC were sued by a Miami-based law firm, over allegations of misleading donors into thinking she was impartial in the endorsement contest for President.[74]


After Wikileaks published Democratic National Committee emails that proved that DNC staffers had inappropriately backed Hillary Clinton in the primary campaigns, Representative Wasserman Schultz tendered her resignation as the head of the DNC, to become effective as of the close of the nomination convention in Philadelphia. According to reports in the Washington Post, Wasserman Schultz strongly resisted suggestions she resign, requiring a phone call from President Barack Obama to finally force her resignation.[75]
Former DNC head Donna Brazille was to assume the chairperson's post through of the term in January 2017.[76] Within hours of her resignation, Schultz accepted an honorary chair position in the Clinton campaign.[77]