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President Obama endorses Wasserman Schultz



President Obama has endorsed Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz in her bid for re-election, calling her "a strong, progressive leader in Congress and a hardworking, committed Chair of our national Party since I proudly nominated her to the role in 2011."

The endorsment comes as the longtime politician faces a challenge from her left. Democratic opponent Tim Canova is running in the style of Bernie Sanders, bemoaning big money in politics and Wall Street. He has hammered Wasserman Schultz for supporting a bill that would block Elizabeth Warren-backed changes to payday lenders.

Obama said of Wasserman Schultz: “She always stands up and fights for what is right for her district while passionately supporting middle class families. Throughout my time as President I have seen Debbie bring an unwavering commitment to her family, her constituents, and our shared goals of protecting seniors, supporting working families, and expanding economic opportunity for more people. I strongly endorse her reelection to Congress and look forward to her future service on behalf of the people of South Florida.”

[Last modified: Monday, March 28, 2016 2:52pm]


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