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Ohio congresswoman to serve as DNC chair amid Debbie Wasserman Schultz scandal

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Posted at 10:16 AM, Jul 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-25 10:16:48-04

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio says she is "happy to serve" after being voted chair of the Democratic National Convention this week in Philadelphia.

Fudge issued a statement Sunday thanking Hillary Clinton for recommending her to the position. Fudge said, "It is an honor for me and the people of Ohio. I am happy to serve and look forward to a great convention and our ongoing efforts as we work together for a strong party and a successful election. Together we make America Stronger."

Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is stepping down as Democratic Party chairwoman at the end of this week's convention.

She has been under fire following the publication of hacked emails suggesting the Democratic National Committee favored Hillary Clinton in the presidential primaries.

Rep. Fudge serves the 11th District of Ohio, which includes Cleveland and Akron.