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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.)

Chief Deputy Whip

District: 23rd District
Political Highlights: Fla. House, 1992-00; Fla. Senate, 2000-2004; U.S. House of Representatives, 2005-present; Democratic National Committee chairwoman, 2011-16
Born: Sept. 27, 1966; Queens, N.Y.
Residence: Weston
Religion: Jewish
Family: Husband, Steve Schultz; three children
Education: U. of Florida, B.A. 1988; U. of Florida, M.A. 1990
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2004 (6th term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Legislative Branch - Ranking Member; State-Foreign Operations)

Election History
2014generalDebbie Wasserman Schultz (D) 103,26962.7
Joseph Kaufman (R) 61,51937.3
2012generalDebbie Wasserman Schultz (D) 174,20563.2
Karen Harrington (R) 98,09635.6
Ilya Katz (NPA) 3,1291.1
2010generalDebbie Wasserman Schultz (D) 100,78760.1
Karen Harrington (R) 63,84538.1
Stanley Blumenthal (NPA) 1,6631.0
Robert Kunst (D) 1,2720.8
Clayton Schock (WRI) 30.0
2008generalDebbie Wasserman Schultz (D) 202,83277.5
Margaret Hostetter (X) 58,95822.5
2006generalDebbie Wasserman Schultz (D) 00.0
2004generalDebbie Wasserman Schultz (D) 191,19570.2
Margaret Hostetter (R) 81,21329.8
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Florida is 2nd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.