The Broward Democrat was a keynoter Tuesday at the Wisconsin state Democratic Party's annual Eleanor Roosevelt Tribute fundraiser. A vice chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, she heads up efforts to keep incumbents in their seats.
WisconsinPolitics notes Wasserman Schultz "recounted her own initial run for office, winning a seat in the Florida Legislature at age 26.
"In that first election, the good ol' boy network had picked their favorite, and it was not me, I promise you," Wasserman Schultz said, recounting that she knocked on some 25,000 doors en route to winning a six-way primary with 53 percent of the vote.
"There will always be naysayers. There will always be people who tell you that the timing just isn't right, that the job just isn't a good fit, and that the world just isn't ready," Wasserman Schultz said. "Prove them wrong."