DNC chief: Clinton will join midterm push

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Friday said Hillary Clinton will be involved in the party's midterm election campaign.

“I'm confident that she's going to be [involved], and I've spoken to her," Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said in an interview that will air this weekend with C-SPAN's "Newsmakers." “She's going to be involved in helping Democrats across the country to get elected, including the DNC."

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Clinton, the Democratic front-runner for president if she chooses to run, has suggested she will help Democrats in their 2014 election bids, but hasn’t elaborated on what that effort might entail. Former President Bill Clinton has frequently appeared at candidates' fundraisers.

Asked if there are people other than Clinton who could be a “national standard-bearer” in 2016, Wasserman Schultz said, “Of course there is.”

“We have a vice president of the United States who could be a standard-bearer,” she said, referring to Joe Biden. She mentioned other viable Democrats who could run in 2016 including Govs. Martin O’Malley (Md.), Deval Patrick (Mass.) and Andrew Cuomo (N.Y.), and Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.).

As head of the DNC, she said she must “credibly manage our primary process” in 2016, suggesting she does not want to endorse a specific candidate yet.

In 2007, she endorsed Clinton for president. Clinton is expected to make a decision either later this year or in early 2015. She is in her second week of a national book tour promoting her memoir Hard Choices.