WASHINGTON — Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) is raising money off the fact that she is running a campaign against five children — well, at least five adults behaving like children — in her bid for re-election.
In a Tuesday campaign email to supporters, Wasserman Schultz said her re-election boils down to a choice between her record of fighting to protect children versus “a bunch of radical Republicans who prefer to act like children.”
“Actually, sorry. That’s insulting to children,” she says. “I know my own kids would never Photoshop someone into a dog collar like one of my opponents did to me.”
Wasserman Schultz, who is also chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, was referring to one of her Republican challengers, Ozzie DeFaria, who called her President Barack Obama’s “attack dog” and depicted her in a studded dog collar on his website.
The five Republicans running for Wasserman Schultz’s seat are DeFaria, Joe Kaufman, Karen Harrington, Juan Eliel Garcia and Gineen Bresso. Kaufman, for one, recently made news after he accidentally shot himself.