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Broward Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz to rally Florida Dems during GOP primary

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the DNC, will be all over her home state in the coming week as Democrats hope to display their organizational muscle amid the GOP primary.

Wasserman Schultz said in an interview Saturday that the goal is to illustrate a "direct contrast" between President Obama and the Republicans. She singled out GOP plans to restructure Medicare and allow private investment accounts for Social Security -- two issues that get a lot of attention in Florida.

"This is a make or break moment for the middle class," Wasserman Schultz said. "And this is what I think Floridians, particularly independents and moderates, will respond to, that in America we should create policy so that everybody has an opportunity to be successful. The trickle down policies of the past don't work."

Democrats also see the coming week as an opportunity to step up their campaign efforts. Wasserman Schultz will host organizing events in Jacksonville, Orlando, Sarasota and South Florida.

Already the effort is formidable. Organizing for America has opened nine campaign offices across the state, in Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Orlando, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Boca Raton, Miami Beach, Miami Gardens and Broward County. It has held nearly 3,000 trainings, planning sessions and phone banks, that have resulted in 580,000 calls to supporters and 4,500 one-on-one meeting with voters.

--ALEX LEARY

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Liz

Mrs. Wasserman is a very bright lady but a fanatic Democrat who will defy any logic about what the state of Florida needs not to mention the rest of the nation. Fanatics are blind. Fanatics justify even the obvious....Wake up Mrs. Wasserman. It is fine that you feel your liberalism deep, but you are a smart lady and your emotions should not blind you to see the obvious.

Middle class and all classes in FL want JOBS,
Middle class and all classes in FL want a solid IMMIGRATION SYSTEM
Middle class and all classes in FL want a FUTURE IN SS and not see it broke
Middle class and all classes in FL want A LEADER WITH GUTS to get people to WORK and not keep on dwelling on party pleasing policies.....

HISTORICALLY we have never ever been in this situation since the depression.....and not long ago you said in public tv that we had never had as many jobs as we have had under this administration?????? where are you living?????

Wake up and stop the vicious attacks on Republicans....
Show some respect. as we respect you and your ideologies.
We might not agree, but we do not need to get vicious....

west coast guy

Liz, I think you were looking into the mirror when you wrote this.

Can't Take Any More

Liz, do you really think Democrats are willing to continue to avoid confrontation with the Republican Party that has driven this country into the ground? The only jobs the GOP seems create are minimum wage, no benefit jobs for the masses and huge financial bonuses for the 1% who fund their campaigns. The GOP has waged unrestricted class warfare for generations, and have been very successful at it.

Julio

I would like Debbie a LOT more if she supported President Obama on his Cuba people to people initiative.

Harold Kurte

Wasserman Schultz will not support Obama's Cuban initiative, because she is afraid of the Cubans in her district. She is a dirt bag politician interested in her own election, and speaks from both sides of her mouth.Let me add that I liver in her district.

Forreal

Rep. Wasserman-Schultz appears as a robot spewing the Democrats' talking points, never answering the tough questions from reporters, who almost have to twist her arms and tape her mouth to stop her from enumerating Obama's "virtues" and "sacrfices" that, according to her, he has made for our country. Really?

Forreal

I would like Ms. Wasserman-Schultz to explain who the "middle class" is for the President and the Democrats. If for them middle class are the people that pay $35,800/person to attend their fundraisers, or the unions that funnel millions of dollars to their campaigns. I've never seen any Democrat or the President alternating with the 99% that's why I don't believe when they claim to be so concerned about the "middle class". Smoke and mirrors to continue to fool the "useful idiots".

GARY LUKERT

Democrats do not attack Republicans. Democrats
just tell the truth...and Republicans wouldn't know the truth---even if the Truth "bit them on the arm."

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