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11:29 am
Tue May 6, 2014

DNC Chairwoman Visits Oklahoma Democrats

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee is visiting with state and local Democrats in Oklahoma City and hoping to provide a boost to a party that has been soundly defeated in Oklahoma over the past several election cycles.

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida promised Oklahoma Democrats on Tuesday the national party would help provide funds to hire staffers and training for volunteers and operatives.

She said the national party also is providing access to its latest digital telephone technology, including computerized phone banks.

The congresswoman said she stayed on as DNC chairman to help states like Oklahoma do the "nitty gritty" work like making gains in state legislatures and governor's offices.

Wasserman Schultz represents Florida's 23rd Congressional District, and previously served in the Florida Legislature.