WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wants Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz to stay on as his party’s chairwoman.
Wasserman Schultz has overseen the Democratic National Committee since early 2011. Party officials credit her in part with helping the president carry her home state of Florida, as well as leading the party to an expanded majority in the Senate and more seats in the House.
“I’ve asked Debbie Wasserman Schultz to continue her excellent work as chair of the DNC,” Obama wrote on Twitter Monday. “Thanks for all you do, Debbie.”
The tweet was signed “bo”, which the White House says is a signal that the president wrote it personally.
Wasserman Schultz also took to Twitter to respond, writing, “Thank you, Mr. President. I am honored to serve.”
Democratic officials said Obama asked DNC members to back Wasserman Schultz when they meet in January, just after the president’s inauguration.
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