Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Tuesday made final announcement that she is opting out of the Senate race for Florida seat in 2016.
Schultz, who is the chairperson of the Democratic National Committee, revealed her poll ambitions at CNN’s program, Wolf Blitzer.
During the interview, Schultz said that she has planned not to seek re-election for her House seat and will continue to serve out her full term as DNC chairperson.
She is slated to complete her service term as DNC chairperson in January 2017 and the speculation has been rife around a possible run by the congresswoman.
According to Schultz, she has received tremendous encouragement from the constituents in her district, donors and Floridians. However, she ultimately chose not to contest the Senate elections.
Former Governor Charlie Crist, a Florida Democrat, has also announced this week that he has planned not to run for the Senate seat which is currently being held by Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, who is up for re-election in 2016.
According to the reports, Rubio is actually eying to contest the presidential election in 2016.
Recently, he has said that he would not be campaigning to retain his Senate seat if he opts for the presidential bid.
With Schultz’s announcement, the chances have turned bright for two of her Democratic colleagues– Reps. Patrick Murphy and Alan Grayson– in congressional delegation in Florida who are considering a Senate run.