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DNC chair caught in email fallout

Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 01:00

Democratic Party officials say their national chair, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, will not speak at the party's convention this week after leaked emails raise questions about her neutrality during the campaign. Diane Hodges reports.

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As the Democratic party delegates prepare for their convention, they've also been forced to deal with a new controversy. They've announced that the chair of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, will not be speaking at the gathering. Leaked emails between the party's top officials raise questions about the neutrality of Wasserman Schultz during the party's primary campaign. The Democratic National Committee, or DNC, is supposed to remain neutral during the primaries, but supporters of Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders had accused them of favoring rival candidate Hillary Clinton. So party officials reportedly agreed that Wasserman Schultz will not speak at this week's convention in Philadelphia. Clinton is expected to be named the party's nominee for president. Officials had hoped the convention would help heal the rifts created during their bitter primary fight. That's a goal that may be a little harder to achieve now.

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DNC chair caught in email fallout

Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 01:00