DNC chairwoman says Rubio on GOP ticket can’t ‘salvage’ Florida

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.) said the GOP could not win Florida in the November general election even with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) as a vice presidential pick.

Asked if she thought adding Rubio (R) to the Republican ticket would boost the GOP in the Sunshine state, Wasserman Schultz she "I don't" during an interview on CBS's "Face the Nation."

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"I think that because whoever the Republicans nominate, but particularly if it is Mitt Romney, I think that Mitt Romney is so out of step with the priorities of Floridians," said Wasserman Schultz.

The congresswoman focused on health care and immigration two issues she said would be key in Florida a state with many seniors and Hispanic voters. 

"Mitt Romney would repeal the Affordable Care Act. Any of the Republicans would... " she said. "On countless issues -- on immigration, Mitt Romney thinks that undocumented immigrants should just line up and self deport and leave the country, would veto the DREAM Act."


"So whatever Marco Rubio, as nice a guy as he is, he won't be able to salvage the really extreme positions that Mitt Romney and the rest of the Republican field have, since they are dramatically out of step with the priorities of Floridians," said the DNC chairwoman.