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.
Rep. Christopher H. Smith, R-N.J., left, David Goldman, center, and Arvind Chawdra right, attend a news conference in the Rayburn House Office Building on international child abduction. Goldman and Chawdra are fathers whose children were abducted by their mothers and taken abroad.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.