According to Shattered, Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign, campaign aides scrambled to prevent Debbie Wasserman Schultz from “poisoning” the South Florida rally introducing Vice-Presidential candidate Tim Kaine. One day before the rally at Florida International University, Wikileaks published emails showing Wasserman Schultz and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) favored Clinton over Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. Oblivious to the growing scandal, Wasserman Schultz expected to have a prominent role at the rally.

One Democratic source told authors Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes that DWS had few friends within the campaign. “Hillary genuinely likes Debbie. I think she’s the only one in the orbit who does,” the source said. “The campaign does not like Debbie.” Another aide said Hillary, “[F]elt loyal to her.”

Despite the loyalty from Hillary, the campaign decided Debbie Wasserman Schultz would not share the stage with Clinton and Kaine. The campaign banished DWS to a seat in the audience. The book claims DWS was “fuming.” Aides did not want Wasserman Schultz backstage, fearing she would try to confront Hillary Clinton.

“If Wasserman Schultz didn’t understand then that she was finished as a face of the Clinton campaign–and she didn’t–she certainly should have.”

Troubled Former BSO Deputy Running For FL State House

"I'm Still Standing" By Raymond Hicks
“I’m Still Standing” By Raymond Hicks

Democrat Raymond L. Hicks wants to represent the citizens of District 92 in the Florida House. Hicks filed for the crowded race on Monday. Hicks, a former BSO deputy, may have a hard time explaining his troubled past to voters.

Hicks gained notoriety in May 2013 after posting videos on YouTube. According to published reports, Hicks made cryptic remarks about mass shootings. Hicks was taken into custody via the Baker Act after stating he did not want to be the “next Christopher Dorner,” a former Los Angeles cop who went on a killing spree in 2013.

“I’m asking you as a viewer who is watching this video to please, please, please help me,” Hicks said. “I went and bought an AK with 180 rounds and I told my mom, you might as well get in a black dress because I can’t take this anymore,” he said. “… I don’t know how much more I can take. I don’t want to be the next Christopher Dorner.

Reports claimed Hicks was upset Broward Sheriff Scott Israel did not rehire him. Hicks lost his job in 2000 after being arrested on Federal charges of operating an interstate cocaine trafficking ring. Hicks was acquitted in 2001.

Since then, Hicks has filed numerous lawsuits against BSO including one to get his gun and ammunition, which were seized during the Baker Act incident, returned to him.

For those interested in Hicks’ story, you may want to read his autobiography, “I’m Still Standing” available at Calling himself a “modern-day Serpico,” Hicks writes, “I’M STILL STANDING is the story of a man whose idea of duty put him in conflict with the powers that be, and how he endured the injustice of false charges and wrongful incarceration, turning bad providence into spiritual growth.” Sixteen reviews give Hicks’ book 5-stars.