She would be a godsend to Republicans.
Via National Journal:
“I want your vote,” Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz told a congressional candidate she had just stumped for at a campaign event.
The Democratic candidate, who has a good chance of knocking off a GOP incumbent, was very grateful for the Floridian’s help, but didn’t quite understand the request. Wasserman Schultz explained that the House Democrats will pick their leaders for the 113th Congress shortly after the Nov. 6 elections, and there is uncertainty about how all of this may shake out, in part because House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California isn’t saying much about her plans amid speculation that she might retire soon.
Such speculation continues, though Pelosi did say in a January television interview that she would serve out her full House term if reelected. But her steadfast refusal to publicly commit to wanting to stay as leader has the rumor mill spinning.
At least one leadership post is known to be opening up—the Democratic Caucus vice chair—and Wasserman Schultz said she wanted to be in the leadership mix.
Wasserman Schultz, 46, got the candidate’s promise of support for at least the vice chairmanship, beating to the punch another member who would later be telephoning, California’s Barbara Lee, 66.
Such are the maneuverings of a handful of younger House Democrats scrambling to secure commitments in their bids for a seat at the caucus’s leadership table—or perhaps at its head.