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Wasserman Schultz focuses on health care, her own breast cancer battle, in DNC speech

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the head of the Democratic National Committee, whose duties include opening the Democratic convention on Tuesday, had a short speaking slot early Thursday evening. It's been a rocky convention for Wasserman Schultz, who was dogged by squabbling within the Obama campaign that's she too partisan of a spokesperson for the president, and who got caught up in the debate over whether the party's platform should assert Jerusalem is the capital of the Jewish state.

Her speech focuses on her battle with breast cancer and her belief in affordable health care. "No family
should go broke just because a mom gets sick," she said. "So when President Obama passed healthcare
reform, it was personal!" In it, she exhorts fellow Democrats to work as hard as they can to re-elect President Barack Obama.

"So, when you feel too drained to register one more voter, too tired to make one more phone call or too exhausted to knock on one more door, dig just a little bit deeper," she said. "Work just a little bit harder. And don't get weary!"

 

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joe arrigo

The Affordable Health Care Act is is first and foremost a moral imperative. The stakes are high in this election.

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