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Wasserman Schultz talks up her new book

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She came to Washington in January 2005 and has racked up an impressive resume in her four terms in the House: vice chairwoman of the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee; a national chairperson for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee; Hillary Clinton campaign surrogate in 2008; and chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. She has also campaigned for Democratic candidates across the country.

The high profile has stirred the perception of Wasserman Schultz, 47, as someone who could take over for Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) one day. There’s also been speculation she could move over to the upper chamber.

Wasserman Schultz sat down with The Hill Tuesday to discuss her new book, For the Next Generation, a policy-oriented work that is described as a “call to action” for lawmakers and the public to “adopt a parent’s perspective for doing right by kids.”

In the interview, Wasserman Schultz declined to talk about political ambitions or opportunities. The congresswoman insisted she is focused on the job at hand: running for reelection to her House seat and leading the Democratic Party through the 2014 midterms.

“What’s in front of me right now is doing the best job I can representing my constituents, running for reelection and making sure we can expand the map for Democrats.”

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