Debbie Wasserman Schultz's file

Wasserman Schultz

Democrat from Florida

Debbie Wasserman Schultz is chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee and a Florida Democrat elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2004. She represents Congressional District 23 in Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

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Recent statements involving Debbie Wasserman Schultz

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The worst months out of very bad year


Depends on your definition of mass shooting

Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Debbie Wasserman Schultz

"380 Americans have been killed in 294 mass shootings in 2015 alone."  

— PolitiFact Florida

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Some anti-pot votes but not to jail the dying

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Change in tactics, not substance


Law on hold; future uncertain

Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Debbie Wasserman Schultz

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down Wisconsin's photo ID election law

— PolitiFact Wisconsin

Recent stories featuring Debbie Wasserman Schultz

PolitiFact Florida’s Top 5 fact-checks for October 2015

Marco Rubio’s voting record and finances and a claim by Jeb Bush about taxes kept the Truth-O-Meter busy.


Fact-checking the Oct. 11 Sunday shows

A testy exchange between a member of the conservative Freedom Caucus and a moderate Republican demonstrates the fractures in the GOP, which has yet to agree on a new House speaker. And Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Shultz claims that under George W. Bush, "we were losing 750,000 jobs."

Fact-checking the Sunday shows

The talk Sunday was about the race for speaker. We have you covered.

Beyond the Truth-O-Meter

Reviewing articles we did in 2014 without the Truth-O-Meter that provided a different sort of clarity and analysis.

PolitiFact Florida's top 10 fact-checks for 2014

You'd think in an election year we'd hear more about the gubernatorial candidates, but the Affordable Care Act, undocumented immigrants and birth control were popular topics, too.

With a second term for Rick Scott, we add promises to the Scott-O-Meter

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