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Sanders Backers Target $1M Against Wasserman Schultz

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By    |   Wednesday, 11 May 2016 09:26 AM

Debbie Wasserman Schultz is facing a challenge for her Florida congressional seat from Tim Canova, who is on track to raise over $1 million in donations since he entered the race Jan. 7.

Canova is a political newcomer, whose experience includes serving as an advisor to presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in Vermont in 2011. Regardless of experience, he already has a strong base of donors within the state. He recently announced that his campaign has more contributors in Florida than Wasserman Schultz.

"This is a reflection that our progressive message is spreading," Canova explained, according to a Capital New York report.

With Wasserman Schultz serving as the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, and Canova being a Nova Southeastern University law professor in his first run for office, the odds would seem to be against him. Nonetheless, Canova sees a possible victory in his future.

"I look at it as David vs. Goliath. But you know what? David won," Canova told the Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Wasserman Schultz ran for Florida state representative in 1992, and won a U.S. house seat in 2004. She has not faced a primary challenger since.

Canova mentioned to the Sun-Sentinel that he voted for Wasserman Schultz in 2014... but when he called her office with concerns about the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade bill, he did not receive a response.

"That struck me as arrogance," Canova said.

Campaign signs and mailers for Wasserman Schultz have appeared nearly four months before the Aug. 30 primary, Canova pointed out.

He noted that, "I've gotten her attention."

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