Debbie Wasserman Schultz
FILE - In this March 4, 2012 file photo, Democratic National Committee Chair, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla. is seen at the Washington Convention Center in Washington. Democrats are eagerly renewing their fight against privatizing Social Security now that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has picked Paul Ryan as his running mate. It was a fight that didn't go well for the GOP back when former President George W. Bush pushed the idea in 2005. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2012 1:54 pm
Updated: 4:58 pm, Mon Aug 20, 2012.
Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz has given a pep talk to volunteers staffing a Phoenix phone bank for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign
Schultz planned to tell volunteers at Saturday's evening's event that the president's policies have added 4.5 million jobs in the past 29 months. She planned to share his plan to focus on creating a strong middle-class and what she called an economy built to last.
Democrats have said they think they can be competitive in Arizona even though the state hasn't voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since Bill Clinton in 1996.
Republicans have called such talk a "mirage" and pointed out that Arizona is solidly in the red column.
Schultz is a congresswoman from Florida who is close friends with former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
© 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Sunday, August 19, 2012 1:54 pm.
Updated: 4:58 pm.