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Rep Debbie Wasserman Schultz Accepts Nomination To Continue As DNC Chair

by David Badash on January 22, 2013

in News,Politics

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Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) says she has accepted the nomination to continue as Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair. She will still have to be elected by the Party, which is highly likely. Under Wasserman Schultz’s leadership, Democrats gained two seats in the Senate and eight seats in the House. President Obama won re-election by a significant margin, with 332 electoral votes to Romney’s 206, and with 51.1% of the popular vote to Mitt Romney‘s 47.2%.

President Obama became “the first president in more than five decades to win at least 51 percent of the national popular vote twice,” Bloomberg reported:

Obama is the first president to achieve the 51 percent mark in two elections since Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower, who did it in 1952 and 1956, and the first Democrat to do so since Franklin D. Roosevelt, who won four consecutive White House races. Roosevelt received 53.4 percent of the vote — his lowest — in his last race in 1944.

Last year, some had claimed there was a rift between Wasserman Schultz and President Obama, who is responsible for nominating the DNC Chair.

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