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DNC Chair Calls Ron Johnson ‘Appalling’ Prior To Debate

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Weighed In On 2016 Senate Race When Speaking To Reporters

AP Photo/Morry Gash

The chairperson of the Democratic National Committee attacked Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson while speaking before Thursday night’s debate in Milwaukee.

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz called Johnson “one of the most extreme, right-wing, appalling members of the United States Senate.”

She added: “I think there’s a reason Russ Feingold is polling so far ahead of him, is that Wisconsin voters have buyer’s remorse, and they’re going to turn him out in November,” she said.

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The state Republican Party had criticized Democratic candidate Russ Feingold for not attending the Sanders-Clinton event. But Wasserman-Schultz said she wasn’t insulted by Feingold’s absence, arguing each candidate needs to run his or her own race.