Wasserman Schultz organizes first congressional women's softball game
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL) knocked it out of the park last night -- at least as far as fundraising goes. The Florida congresswoman organized the first-ever female congressional softball game, which brought in $40,000 for Young Survival Coalition, a breast cancer charity.
Despite breaking her ankle while sliding into second base, Debbie gave an uplifting speech at the end of the evening, praising the bipartisan spirit of the game. A number of EMILY's List women joined Debbie on the field.
Some great quotes in today's Washington Post:
"We've got a pretty good group of women," said the team captain, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), who cooked up the idea last year. She played varsity softball in high school, though others copped to a little less playing time: "Like, for a hot minute in seventh and eighth grade!" confessed Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.). "Oh, Donna is a very good catcher!" gushed Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine).
We're wishing you a speedy recovery, Debbie!