DNC's Wasserman Schultz Plays Down FL Loss, RNC's Priebus Scoffs
by Dan Riehl 11 Mar 2014
DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz took to Twitter in an attempt to downplay a Democrat loss in Florida tonight. RNC Chair Reince Priebus didn't think much of her spin.
Hahahahaha ! RT @DWStweets: The GOP underperformed tonight in the #FL13 - a district they've held for decades.
— Reince Priebus (@Reince) March 12, 2014
Wasserman Schultz's full statement is available here. Meanwhile, Barack Obama's poll numbers have "flat-lined", which is causing genuine concern among Democrats gearing up for elections in the Fall.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – After tonight’s special election to represent Florida’s 13th District in Congress, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement:
“Republican special interest groups poured in millions to hold onto a Republican congressional district that they’ve comfortably held for nearly 60 years. Tonight, Republicans fell short of their normal margin in this district because the agenda they are offering voters has a singular focus - that a majority of voters oppose - repealing the Affordable Care Act that would return us to the same old broken health care system.
“While tonight Democrats didn’t win, we are proud of Alex and the race she ran based on a vision of opportunity for all and an agenda that would grow the middle class and protect Florida’s families.”