There will be no Debbie Wasserman Schultz for Senate campaign, the Democratic National Committee chairwoman said Tuesday, adding that she will instead seek reelection to her South Florida congressional seat in 2016.
Wasserman Schultz wouldn’t reveal her plans a day earlier, though she didn’t sound very interested in a statewide race. She lives in Weston and represents a heavily Democratic district that stretches to Miami Beach.
The congresswoman’s announcement, which she made on CNN, comes the day after former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist also said he won’t run for Senate. The two decisions pave the way for U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy of Jupiter to launch his campaign. He’s expected to do so next week.
Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio appears ready to forgo reelection to run for president. Others in the GOP have quietly expressed interest in Rubio’s seat if he leaves it.