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Wasserman Schultz flying to Arizona with Obama

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January

UPDATE: Wasserman Schultz was in the room this evening when Giffords opened her eyes, a moment Obama recounted in his speech.

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Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, is among the lawmakers flying on Air Force One with President Obama for Tucson, where a memorial will be held for the victims of the shooting rampage.

Wasserman Schultz got to know Giffords through her work with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Giffords barely won re-election in November, striking a moderate platform.

Obama's speech is set for 6 p.m. MST.

[Last modified: Thursday, January 13, 2011 10:20am]

    

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