U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz easily won re-election in South Florida’s 23rd congressional district on Tuesday.
Wasserman Schultz, a Democrat first elected to the seat in 2004, defeated Republican Joe Kaufman, by about 16 percentage points. Kaufman also unsuccessfully challenged Wasserman Schultz in 2014. The district covers parts of Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
Wasserman Schultz served as chair of the Democratic National Committee from 2011 to this year. She resigned after a Wikileaks release of purloined emails showed she and DNC staffers had favored presidential contender Hillary Clinton over Sen. Bernie Sanders during the primaries.