Skip To Content

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe
Breaking News

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Opts Against Senate Run

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz opted out of running for one of Florida’s U.S. Senate seats.

“I plan to run and will be running for reelection to my House seat in the House of Representatives,” Wasserman Schultz told CNN on Tuesday.

Wasserman Schultz, who is among the most senior Jewish Democrats, had been touted for a possible 2016 run once Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican, indicated that he would not keep the seat should he formally declare for a U.S. presidential bid.

In her CNN interview, Wasserman Schultz, whose district covers part of the Miami area, cited her current position chairing the Democratic National Committee as one reason for deciding against a run.

Another Jewish House member, Rep. Alan Grayson, a liberal Democrat who represents the Orlando area, is also considering a Senate run.


Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.