Miami, FL, September 2, 2016 (Newswire.com) - In the August 30th primaries, Debbie Wasserman Schultz won the Democratic nomination for the Congressional seat in District 23 Democratic Primary Election--but only by 7,000 votes. For the first time since 2004 when she won her first race for the U.S. House of Representatives, Wasserman Schultz had a tough contender this time in Tim Canova, a Florida law professor and Bernie Sanders supporter.
Wasserman Schultz has been featured in the press a lot lately, and not very flatteringly. She’s received negative publicity ever since the Wikileaks report of her alleged rigging of the Democratic primaries as head of the DNC. Her actions were attributed by some to destroying any chance of Bernie Sanders winning the Democratic nomination for President. The DNC forced Wasserman Schultz to resign as DNC chair, and then right afterwards she was given a job with the Hillary Clinton campaign.
A class action lawsuit was filed against Wasserman Schultz regarding her alleged role in the DNC scandal. An evidentiary hearing began on August 23 in South Florida, where both parties had to present evidence to support their positions. The results of the hearing are not yet known, but the fact that the case proceeded to this point speaks volumes for Wasserman Schultz’ alleged mishandling of the DNC primaries.
The lawsuit includes six claims: fraud, negligent misrepresentation, deceptive conduct, monetary restitution for donors of Sanders, the DNC breaking its own fiduciary duties, and negligence for failing to protect sensitive donor information that was hacked. Attorneys Jared Beck, a Harvard Law graduate, and Elizabeth Beck, a Yale Law School graduate, have filed the lawsuit as a way to give a voice to Sanders supporters who were silenced by the alleged rigging of the primaries for Clinton. The Becks have previously filed successful lawsuits against Yelp, Unilever, Korea Airlines, and fraudulent real estate investors.
In the past eight years, Wasserman Schultz has taken increasingly larger campaign contributions from "Big Sugar", amounting to a large total sum of $133,000. That’s quite a lot for a congresswoman from one district, especially since she has barely faced any sort of legitimate political opposition before 2016 – What did she need all of that money for? She also supported Obama's nuclear deal with Iran which was the partisan thing to do, even when many have voiced concerns that it will help Iran expedite the development of a nuclear bomb and threaten the existence of Israel. This is important to many voters of District 23 who have ties to Israel with either family or friends.
The most pressing problem though among District 23 voters is the jobless "recovery" since the 2008 financial disaster. The labor participation rate nationwide is still close to record lows that this country faced in the late 70's. (labor participate rate is determined by those who have given up and are not seeking employment)
Wasserman Schultz was in U.S. Congress, and the Democratic Party had majorities in Congress in the year before the financial crash in 2008.
Information about the alarmingly low Labor Participation Rate still in 2016 at this link:
Many people are not working or seeking work. And as of June 2016, Miami Dade still has 5.3% unemployment which is worse than the nationwide average for unemployment. (unemployment rate is affected by those seeking employment, not by those who have just given up seeking work)
If reelected to Congress November 8th, 2016, Debbie Wasserman Schultz also seeks to continue the policy of Obamacare. The "Affordable" Care Act reforms have plagued small business owners and the middle class residents of District 23, as well as those almost but not within Medicaid requirements who still with limited option buy a health insurance plan with high premiums and high yearly deductible. Many people have been forced out of their health insurance plans because of the pre-existing conditions mandate raising costs to insurance companies. Many residents of District 23 now have massive monthly premiums like for example $400 a month for two healthy people and a $6000 deductible which is reset every year to $6000, essentially paying for the "privilege" to have health insurance with a limited network of doctors that has been mandated on them upon threat of receiving a fine if they don't have it.
The general election for District 23, which includes both Broward and Miami Dade counties, will be on November 8, 2016. Wasserman Schultz will be opposed by the Republican candidate, Joe Kaufman who has promised to increase jobs and protect Social Security for District 23 voters.
The lingering question is whether Democrats will display their disappointment, frustration and anger against her again, such as the 21,504 who voted for Tim Canova and whether they will sit out the November 8th election in protest or vote for new representation.
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Source: Bright Star Pac