Rep. Wasserman Schultz defends Obama on economy; confident about black, Latino vote

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Sunday defended President Obama’s efforts to improve the economy and said black and Latino voters will support the president’s reelection bid despite having exceptionally high unemployment numbers.

“Progress is making us go forward,” Schultz, D-Fla., the Democratic National Committee chairman, said on “Fox News Sunday.” “But we haven’t gone far enough.”

Schultz repeated what Democratic leaders and Obama campaign officials have said for months, amid disappointing federal unemployment reports, that the private sector has added jobs for 28 straight months.

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