Just prior to the Democrat National Convention, Democrat Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was caught in a bald-face lie. Yeah, I know, that isn’t an uncommon thing among Democrats. However, after the DNC she has been relegated to less prime spots for the Democrat Party and appears to be on the threshold of losing her own race for Congress.
According to new polling conducted on behalf of the Karen Harrington camapaign, Debbie Wasserman Schultz is only up by five points. Harrington is her challenger for Congressional District 23 in Florida.
On October 1st and 2nd, 2012, Gravis Marketing, a non-partisan research firm, conducted a
survey on behalf of the Campaign of Karen Harrington For Congress of 385 potential voters in
Florida’s 23rd Congressional District regarding their likely vote for a given presidential
candidate, senate candidate, congressional candidate, and other social and economic issues
The results for the 23rd congressional race give Schultz a 44.2% to 39.7% advantage, with 16.1%
of potential votes still undecided.
So it seems as though DWS is losing some of her stride for her congressional seat to Ms. Harrington, which is good.
But that’s not all, she’s obviously being sidelined as well. John Sexton points out:
Wednesday night was the first presidential debate, and Democrats had their various surrogates on hand to talk to the media. Rep. Wasserman-Schultz gave interviews to Univision, 7 News Colorado, and what appears to be a pre-debate interview with an ABC affiliate. She’ll appear on Bloomberg TV this Sunday and she has a new profile in Vogue of all places, but these are not the sort of prime communications assignments she has had in the past.
Currently, Rep. Wasserman-Schultz is on a DNC bus tour making stops in places like Parma, Ohio and Dubuque, Iowa along with Sandra Fluke. These are swing states, so the GOTV efforts there are important. Still, the assignment also has the effect of relegating Debbie to small gatherings of like-minded Democrats and appearances on local news affiliates.
Rep. Wasserman-Schultz’s semi-retreat from the public eye seems to have begun in early September when a scandal erupted over some comments she attributed to the Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren. She claimed, in front of a group of Jewish voters, that the ambassador had said Republicans were “dangerous” for Israel.
On top of that Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren also denied that he said the things attributed to him.
It appears that DWS’ days are numbered with the Democrat Party. It won’t hurt my feelings to see her go.