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Dem Chairwoman Wasserman Schultz to visit Youngstown

Published: Wed, September 12, 2012 @ 12:06 a.m.

By David Skolnick



Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz will come to Youngstown on Saturday to speak to local President Barack Obama campaign volunteers and supporters.

Schultz, who also is a four-term U.S. House member from southern Florida, will meet at 10 a.m. with volunteers and supporters at 25 W. Federal St., Obama’s downtown Youngstown campaign office.

Schultz will “thank them for their service to the campaign and what they’re doing to spread the message about the clear choice in this election for moving the country forward,” said Jessica Kershaw, an Obama campaign spokeswoman.

After Schultz’s remarks, volunteers will go door-to-door in the Youngstown area campaigning for the re-election of Obama, the Democratic incumbent.

Schultz is likely to make at least one other appearance Saturday in the Mahoning Valley.

Additional details will be released later this week by the Obama campaign.

Schultz, who has raised millions of dollars for national Democrats, has risen quickly in the party’s hierarchy. She was named chief deputy whip, a leadership position, in her second term in the U.S. House.

Obama selected her in 2011 to be the head of the DNC, only the third woman to hold that job. The DNC is the Democratic Party’s main political organization with its primary focus on electing Democrat candidates.

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