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Debbie Wasserman Schultz to work with Hillary Clinton’s campaign

In this Saturday, July 23, 2016 photo, DNC Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz speaks during a campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during a rally at Florida International University Panther Arena in Miami. On Sunday, Wasserman Schultz announced she would step down as DNC chairwoman at the end of the party's convention, after some of the 19,000 emails, presumably stolen from the DNC by hackers, were posted to the website Wikileaks. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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Outgoing Democratic Party chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

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.’’

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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.