WH ‘absolutely outraged’ Wasserman Schultz using DNC for own ambitions


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U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz hasn’t spent the last 18 months as the head of the Democratic National Committee just for the good of the party. It appears she plans to use the experience, and the Rolodex, for her own ambitions – and not everyone is happy about it.

The congresswoman will use the DNC’s donor network to expand her political operation, so she can “double” the money she gives to Democrats in the House, Senate and state capitals around the country, according to Politico.

While House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has been the top House Democratic fundraiser, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer is perceived as the heir apparent when she steps aside. But Wasserman Schultz’s political team explicitly said her goal this cycle is to match Hoyer’s contributions to candidates — $2.5 million —positioning her to be a player.

“I don’t really do anything halfway,” Wasserman Schultz told Politico in an interview at DNC headquarters. “We thought with the higher profile I have at the DNC, and the donor relationships I’ve been able to build — and thankfully, a lot of people who want to help me be successful, because we share the same goals. We kind of put the leadership PAC on steroids. That’s the best way to describe it.”

Wasserman Schultz did not give specifics about her plans, and wouldn’t rule out running for governor, senator or a congressional leadership post.

“So far, the people of the 23rd Congressional District still continue to want me to represent them, and I don’t have any immediate plans to run for statewide office,” she told Politico. “But I can’t tell you I would never run for statewide office.”

One senior Democratic source said the White House was “absolutely outraged” by Wasserman Schultz’s comments in Politico, according to BuzzFeed.

“This is unbelievable. So much for supporting the president or electing Democrats,” a top Democratic political adviser told BuzzFeed. “She was honest that this is about her.”

A DNC official defended Wasserman Schultz, referring to her travel schedule and plans to stump for Democratic candidates like Terry McAuliffe in Virginia, as proof she is still focused on the national scene.

“The Chair’s working tirelessly, crisscrossing the country working for the president,” the official told Politico.

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek has been a political consultant handling public affairs, political campaigns and PAC management for nearly 20 years.
Cheryl Carpenter Klimek


26 thoughts on “WH ‘absolutely outraged’ Wasserman Schultz using DNC for own ambitions

  1. Butch Miller says:

    Obama should be outraged… much of those campaign contributions on steroids were created by Obama giving trillions of taxpayer dollars to failing liberal business men and women and why shouldn’t he expect the rewards from bailing out these liberal thieves under the guise of job creation??? He paid for them with your tax money so why shouldn’t he be upset that some other politician even a democrat puke wants to take a slice of the Obama pie!!! The rest are supposed to be satisfied with kickbacks from the hundreds of billions of dollars given to planned parenthood each year!!! People realize that it is just a conduit to distribute your tax money to rich liberal groups!!! It is really sad but both parties are more interested in building their own power and the party rather than doing what is right for the Citizens of the United States whom they are supposed to represent and protect…!!! They are more interested in taking out the real taxpayer money and replacing it with worthless paper debt!!! Remember the olden times when our elected officials were for the most part successful businessmen and women who really did desire the nation to succeed… remember when the media reported the truth and allowed the American people to make up their own minds… Remember when the bills were only as long as needed usually only a hundred pages or less, but that too was before the disbarred lawyers started writing the bills in the halls of ACORN years before and then passed in a back room session with corrupt power deals!!! Now they write 30,000 page bills so that they can hide every corrupt little article that they want passed without the American people having knowledge.. but what is even more corrupt… since Obama doesn’t care Kathleen Sabelies and her group of secretive corrupt lawyers have been writing and rewriting without any discussion and or any representation!!! Since when did that become Federal policy to pass a bill you have no intention of honoring and then in secret write the bad stuff that you didn’t want the people or the congressional business office to hear or know about!!!

  2. Emmie Lou Tucker says:

    Why on earth are they surprised? They can’t be that blind, can they– Well maybe yes, they seem to be blind to everything else that makes sense for the country.

  3. skhpcola says:

    She needs a higher profile so that her core nature is apparent to a wider audience. She is a lying, thieving, manipulating, ugly little harridan. But, then again, so are all the D-ooshes. Even the men.

  4. Merry Morris says:

    It is her job and obviously she is taking it seriously and doing a great job

  5. Merry Morris says:

    I have to admit some of these comments are pretty low and shallow

    1. jlfa says:

      I would say not low enough to look her in the eyes.

  6. Special Operator says:

    Never has any political figure in Florida who is “so stupid” gone so far politically.

  7. Naplesjim says:

    I am ashamed to say I’m from the same state as this bimbo.

  8. MissyT111 says:

    A liberal using the system to benefit themselves – novel idea, eh? Oh no, that’s the team motto……., never mind.

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