Hillary Clinton stopped Tuesday at the campaign headquarters of embattled Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., to help support the former Democratic National Committee chair's re-election bid.
"I'm here today with a very simple message," Clinton told a gathering of the congresswoman's supporters.
"I can't think of anyone who deserves your support for re-election ... [more] than my friend Debbie," she said. "I am committed to doing whatever I can to support her as she returns to the Congress with your support by her side because we have a lot of work to do."
"I have to have her in Congress, by my side, working day after day," she added.
Wasserman Schultz is facing her first Democratic primary opponent in 24 years.
Her opponent, Nova Southeastern University law professor Tim Canova, has been endorsed by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who dropped out of the Democratic presidential primary only after a knock-down, dragged-out fight with Clinton.
A trove a hacked emails revealed later that DNC staffers, then under the leadership of Wasserman Schultz, conspired with the Clinton campaign to ensure the former secretary of state's victory. Emails even suggested DNC staffers actively worked to undermine Sanders' election efforts.
Wasserman Schultz resigned from DNC last month as a result of the release of the emails.
On Monday, Clinton encouraged Florida voters to re-elect the congresswoman in Florida's Aug. 30 congressional primary.
"I really respect Debbie's fighting spirit," Clinton said. "Please do everything you can to make sure Debbie has a resounding victory."
In return, Wasserman Schultz, a longtime Clinton supporter, promised to delivery crucial Florida counties to the Democratic presidential candidate in the general election.
"I can commit on behalf of everyone here and as a representative of Broward and Miami-Dade county, we are going to make sure that Broward and Miami-Dade counties help carry the state of Florida and we'll carry you on the shoulder of Florida voters all the way to the White House," the congresswoman said.
Sanders said this week he might drop in on Florida to campaign with Canova. The senator's team also sent out an email shortly after Clinton endorsed Wasserman Schultz, urging voters to donate their time and money towards defeating the Florida congresswoman.