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Wasserman Schultz: Super PAC Money In Wisconsin "Truly Disturbing"

"That's what we're up against." Indicates that money lost the Democrats Wisconsin.

Last updated on July 3, 2018, at 11:39 a.m. ET

Posted on June 7, 2012, at 12:45 p.m. ET

DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said that the super PAC money involved in the campaigns this year is "truly disturbing," blaming it for the Democrats' recent loss in the Wisconsin recall.

"If you look at Wisconsin, where the super PAC money that came in for Scott Walker, you know, eight-to-one the outspending, Republicans to Democrats," Wasserman Schultz said. "And so that's what's going to be troubling, you've got a handful of billionaires that are gearing up to try to buy the White House."

As for Wisconsin, "we certainly got involved and helped," Wasserman Schultz said.

But the Republicans are responsible for nationalizing the race, she said: "The firepower nationally and who made this a national focus was the Romney campaign and the Republicans."

The Republicans were "really nationalizing this race while we kept it very Wisconsin-based," she said.

Wasserman Schultz's angle seems a response to those who argued (Wisconsin Democrats among them) that the party and the Obama campaign didn't do enough to mitigate the effects of the massive Republican spending that went on in the state.