We have been saying that Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been at odds with President Obama for quite some time now.
A recent POLITICO story points out that “DWS” does indeed have issues with the Obama administration, stating that the congresswoman from Florida has “rarely” spoken to the president since taking the helm of the Democrat Party in 2011.
Early in the 2012 presidential election cycle, the Shark Tank reported that Obama was at odds with Wasserman Schultz over her seemingly daily bomb-throwing at Republicans, and was ready to fire Wasserman Schultz from the DNC, if he lost reelection.
According to our source, who was, and still is close to Wasserman Schultz and the Obama administration, President Obama felt like he needed to remind Wasserman Schultz who she worked for, telling her, “Don’t forget you work for me,” and adding, “It’s not about you, its about me.”
Now sources within the Democrat Party are saying that Wasserman Schultz is considering a run for Senator Marco Rubio’s seat, if he decides to run for president in 2016.
But this was not always the case. Back in January 2014, an advisor close to Wasserman Schultz said that he was going to challenge Rubio in 2016.
A source has told the Shark Tank that a Florida political consultant close to Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) has confirmed that Wasserman Schultz wants Senator Rubio’s Senate seat, and will challenge him in 2016, if he decides to run for re-election.
It has been rumored that ‘DWS’ has considered running for higher office, and has even discussed a possible run to be Florida’s governor. But just a few days ago, our source was privy to the conversation, in which Wasserman Schultz’s intentions were made very clear. She will run against Rubio in 2016.
Wasserman Schultz quickly dismissed this claim, saying that she had no intentions to challenge Rubio in 2016.
Rubio has stated that if he runs for president, he would not seek reelection to the Senate.
But because Wasserman Schultz is expected to have a rough road ahead of her, if she decides to stay in her very safe congressional seat and seek a higher leadership position, a run for the Senate could be perfect fit, or escape for her.
Rubio narrowly won his 3-man Senate race in the 2010 mid-term elections by being able to garner 48.9 percent of the vote, as then-Independent Charlie Crist received 29.7 percent of the vote, and Democrat Congressman Kendrick Meek took 20.2 percent.
If Rubio runs for reelection to the Senate, is he invincible? Nope.
If Democrats can put up a viable, likeable Senate candidate, who can also raise a bunch of campaign loot, then Rubio’s seat could be in play next year.
While other Democrat names are being tossed around as possible challengers to Rubio in 2016, Wasserman Schultz–even with all her missteps and controversies–could become a formidable challenger to Rubio.
Again, that’s if Rubio runs for reelection and Wasserman Schultz decides to make the run.