Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.), who is expected to be formally elected as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee on Wednesday, will no longer take money from political action committees for her personal campaign account after she takes her new position, according to a report by the nonpartisan Sunlight Foundation.
Tuesday will be the final day she will accept PAC money for her campaign account, according to the report.
As a candidate, then-Sen. Barack Obama pledged that the Democratic Party would not take any money from PACs. In the 2010 campaign cycle, Wasserman Schultz’s campaign committee received 58 percent of its funding from PAC contributions, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.