Wasserman Schultz Will Manage Incumbent Retention for DCCC

Posted December 8, 2008 at 3:46pm

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) will manage incumbent retention for House Democrats in 2010, which is expected to be a key test for the party to hold onto dozens of seats in traditionally Republican districts.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced Monday that Wasserman Schultz would serve as one of the committee’s three vice chairmen, the remaining two of which will be named at a later date.

Wasserman Schultz ran the DCCC’s 2008 “Frontline” program for vulnerable Members. In 2006 and 2008, the Florida Democrat managed the committee’s “Red to Blue” program intended for promising challengers in Republican districts.

“The DCCC is focused on preserving our gains this cycle,” committee Chairman Chris Van Hollen (Md.) said in a statement. “Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s battle tested leadership will be a real asset to our Members facing tough re-elections.”