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.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.