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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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

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

Help PolitiFact fund a Kickstarter to live fact-check the 2015 State of the Union and GOP response


Fact-checking South Florida politicians in 2014

PolitiFact Florida fact-checked claims by and about politicians from Miami-Dade and Broward counties on topics including immigration, Obamacare and climate change.


Tracking St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman's campaign promises on the Krise-O-Meter

• ​Immigration fact-checking in 2014

Fact-checking Jeb Bush, possible presidential contender

As former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush contemplates a bid for president, we look back on his claims about education, immigration and the economy on the eve of his national education summit.

In Context: Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Scott Walker giving ‘women the back of his hand.’

South Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz drew national attention for her words about Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker during a roundtable on women's issues in Milwaukee.