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Debbie Wasserman Schultz to work with Hillary Clinton’s campaign

Outgoing Democratic Party chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.Mary Altaffer/AP

Hillary Clinton is thanking her ‘‘longtime friend’’ Debbie Wasserman Schultz after the Florida congresswoman’s decision to step down as chair of the Democratic National Committee.

Clinton says that Wasserman Schultz will serve as honorary chair of her campaign’s 50-state program to help elect Democrats around the country.

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee says she looks forward to campaigning with Wasserman Schultz in Florida ‘‘and helping her re-election bid.’’

Clinton responded after Wasserman Schultz agreed to step down as chair at the end of this week’s Democratic National Convention.

The move came after the publication last week of some 19,000 hacked emails, some of which suggested the DNC was favoring Clinton during the primary season.