DNC Chair says Republicans taking credit for Obama economic advancements

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina -- President Barack Obama made one last campaign stop in Virginia Tuesday, September 4th before heading to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Convention officially kicked off Tuesday -- where first lady Michelle Obama was set to speak Tuesday night.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who serves as the chair of the Democratic National Convention says Republicans like Gov. Scott Walker are taking credit for Wisconsin's economic advancements when the credit actually belongs to President Obama.

FOX6's Mike Lowe: "We heard in Tampa again and again that Republicans want to do in Washington what they did in Wisconsin. They point to the fact that Scott Walker's budget turned a sea of red ink into a balanced budget and unemployment is going down. What do you say to that?"

Rep. Schultz: "The economy beginning to turn around is thanks to the investment that President Obama made through the 'Recovery Act' -- to make sure, like Paul Ryan said, when he asked for the money for his district -- because we know that funding created jobs and it saved jobs like teachers and first responders and firefighters. The funding allowed things to stabilize and after we stabilized we created jobs."

Mike Lowe: "What specifically is wrong with the conservative Wisconsin solution to the economic problems?"

Rep. Schultz: "I don't think it was a conservative Wisconsin solution. I think that Wisconsin benefitted from Barack Obama's economic policies."

Milwaukee Congresswoman Gwen Moore was set to address the Convention Tuesday night, along with Michelle Obama and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel among others. President Barack Obama is set to speak Thursday.

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