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Democratic chairman says GOP will lose in 2014 for opposing Obamacare

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Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who chairs the Democratic National Committee, believes Republicans will suffer politically in 2014 for their opposition to Obamacare.

The Florida Democrat was responding to Karl Rove during an interview on MSNBC Tuesday after the former senior adviser to President George W. Bush mocked her for saying that Democrats should embrace the health care reform bill during their re-election campaigns.

"Heck, yeah, I'm going to make sure that we run on that all across the country next year," Wasserman Schultz said after listing what she believes to be Obamacare's benefits for Americans.

Opinion polling for the perennially unpopular program "hadn't changed all that much" even in the face of the botched rollout of the website, she said.

President Obama and Democrats are working to fix the problems with the rollout, while Republicans are trying to make it worse, she said.

"The reason they are doing that is they know that when it's successful, not only is it something that we're going to be able to win on, it will [be] something that their candidates lose on for opposing," she said.

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