It hasn’t been a good few days for Debbie Wasserman Schultz. After the DNC email hack, she was removed from the roster of speakers, and has resigned as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. Non-ironically, after resigning from the DNC due to ethics concerns, she joined Hillary Clinton’s campaign as “Honorary Chair.”
She may have found a new gig, but she can’t expect much help from her Party in the future. As the Gateway Pundit reports, yesterday she was the Party Chair – and now the Party won’t even fund her race in Florida.
The House Democratic campaign chief confirmed today they would not be providing funding to Debbie Wasserman Schultz in her Florida race.
House Democratic campaign chief Ben Ray Luján confirmed Monday that providing funding for outgoing Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz in her looming Florida primary won’t be a priority.
“The question I was asked is: Does the [Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee] get involved in primaries or in races with incumbents?” said Lujan, a New Mexico congressman. “And what we shared with Debbie … is that priority for the DCCC is always incumbent protection, but that where the resources go when it comes to TV buys and helping in that specific way, [they go to] the most competitive seats around the country — so typically the front line districts and red-to-blue districts and emerging districts.”
Wasserman Schultz’s 23rd District seat is rated a safe Democratic seat by The Rothenberg/Gonzales Political Report /Roll Call. She faces a primary challenge in August from Tim Canova, a progressive Democrat backed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.Lujan said he expected Wasserman Schultz to not take the challenge lightly.
“Debbie’s always worked hard and … Debbie’s taken every race seriously, as do I, and she’s going to work tirelessly,” Lujan said. “She’s going to go, and she’s going to continue to work hard. And reach out to the voters back home.”Sounds like a nice bunch over there at the DCCC. As one Twitter user commented, “thank you for your service Debbie – now get out of here.”
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]