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GOP super-PAC ‘endorses’ Wasserman Schultz

Greg Nash
 
The super-PAC founded by GOP operative Karl Rove on Tuesday mocked Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s (D-Fla.) leadership as a boon to Republicans and “endorsed” her reelection bid.
 
American Crossroads said Wasserman Schultz’s management has led to electoral gains for Republicans and more tension among Democrats.
 
{mosads}“Congresswoman and DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has played a critical role over the past several years in the massive Republican gains we have achieved at the state level, in the U.S. House of Representatives, and in the U.S. Senate,” Crossroads President and CEO Steven Law said in a statement.
 
“Wasserman Schultz’s leadership has also been a catalyst for the emerging civil war in the Democratic Party this year, ensuring that their nominating process will drag on far longer than that of Republicans,” he added.
 
The GOP group is backing her over her insurgent primary challenger Tim Canova.
 
“Voters of the 23rd District of Florida should know — American Crossroads stands with Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz in her primary against ultra-liberal outsider Tim Canova, and they should too.”
 
The political action committee issued its endorsement three days after Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders threw his support behind Canova amid continued tension between the Sanders campaign and the DNC.
 
“Well, clearly, I favor her opponent,” Sanders told CNN’s Jake Tapper in an interview Sunday. “His views are much closer to mine than as to Wasserman Schultz.”
 
The chairwoman said she will remain neutral in the presidential race between Sanders and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton despite the Vermont senator’s endorsement.
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