Florida’s Rep. Wasserman Schultz iffy on Wis. – says it’s ‘dry run’ for Obama
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Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who is headed up to Wisconsin to help boost the chances of Democrat Tom Barrett against Gov. Scott Walker, isn’t exactly brimming with confidence that the Milwaukee mayor can pull it out.
But she thinks it’s great for President Barack Obama‘s campaign, which now holds a narrow lead in the state after leading Republican rival Mitt Romney by double digits through much of the spring.
“We have put our considerable grassroots resources behind [Barrett], all of the Obama for America and state party resources,” Wasserman Schultz said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I think what’s going to happen, because of our on-the-ground operation, we’ve had an opportunity in this election … to give this a test run. … Ultimately, I think Tom Barrett will pull this out, but regardless, it’s given the Obama for America operation an opportunity to do a dry run that we need.”
UPDATE: DWS tweeted to clarify: “Let me be clear & direct: I will be in WI to raise $ & for GOTV push [because Barrett is] well positioned to win…” (Politico/Thrush)
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