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Debbie Wasserman Schultz Opponent Tim Canova Calls for Debate

(Fox News/"Fox & Friends")

By    |   Monday, 25 Jul 2016 12:38 PM

Now that Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is stepping away from her duties chairing the Democratic National Committee, she should have plenty of time for a debate, her primary election challenger said Monday.

"That's what we have been saying," Tim Canova, the law professor challenging her in Florida's Democratic primary, told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program Monday. "She can't be too busy, I think."

Schultz stepped down from her chairmanship on Sunday, after leaked emails from her and committee leaders appeared to show that the party leadership was concentrating its efforts to help Hillary Clinton secure the Democratic presidential nomination over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Schultz will leave the party post after this week's convention concludes in Philadelphia, but will hold onto her Florida representative seat and become an "honorary" chairperson for the Clinton campaign's 50-state program to gain and elect Democrats nationwide, Clinton said in a statement Sunday.

Canova went on to accuse Schultz of further improprieties in the Florida race.

"What she's been doing at the local level is reprehensible," Canova told the program. "She's been fixing endorsements right and left and I'll say, from the moment I jumped into this race when I go to appear at the local Democratic club meeting or local union hall, the word had been passed along from Debbie Wasserman Schultz's staff not to let this man speak."

And, he told the show, all of Schultz's endorsements have been " handed down from the leadership," whether on a national or local level.

"Every endorsement that my campaign has gotten has been a ground up endorsement where there's a legitimate screening process and an endorsement questionnaire," said Canova. "It's been rather frustrating to see somebody like this who unfortunately doesn't practice what she preaches."

Canova said he was relieved to see Schultz resign her chairmanship, as "that's good news for the country," but he is disappointed that Clinton has tagged to her to chair her 50-states initiative.

"She's been such a disappointing chair of the DNC, one wonders if she would be effective in helping Hillary in the 50-state strategy," he said.

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