POLITICS
03/28/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Wasserman Schultz Abandons Florida Dem Challengers

Democratic congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is the co-chair of Red to Blue, a Democratic congressional group working to expand the number of Democrats in the House of Representative. Democrats believe for the first time they have a good chance of unseating one or more of the three Republican Cuban-Americans representing South Florida -- Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Lincoln Diaz-Balart and Mario Diaz-Balart.

The Democrats running to unseat them will have to do so, however, without the support of Wasserman Schultz. Her ties of friendship with the three Cuban-Americans are such, she says, that she cannot support her fellow Democrats. She will have to sit this one out. So will Democratic congressman Kendrick Meek, who reportedly has close ties to the Diaz-Balart family.

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