This is the new ad being run in her district by Karl Rove’s American Crossroads super-PAC.


PRESIDENT OBAMA is riding to the rescue of Florida Congresswoman and recently appointed Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. On Tuesday, the chief fund-raiser of Obama’s re-election effort, Rufus Gifford, emailed members of the DNC’s National Finance Committee, asking them to donate $1,000 to Schultz’s campaign for her to defend herself against the “Saturday Night Live”-inspired “Debbie Downer” ads that the Karl Rove-founded super-PAC American Crossroads has bought in her district.

In his email, Gifford said Rove has “targeted Debbie’s race and flooded her district in Florida with tons of money.” Super-PAC donors can give unlimited amounts anonymously, and American Crossroads has raised tens of millions to use against Democrats. Gifford did not respond, but a spokeswoman for the Obama campaign said “We support the congresswoman,” saying the email “speaks for itself.”