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May 25, 2016 6:14 am

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Faces Strong Primary Challenge in Florida

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Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Photo: Wikipedia.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Photo: Wikipedia.

New York Times – Two years after a little-known college professor pulled off a stunning upset by defeating the House majority leader, Eric Cantor, in a Republican primary contest, another obscure professor is hoping to replicate that feat in Florida, riding a wave of progressive fervor that seeks to upend the Democratic Party’s leadership.

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, frustrated by how he has been treated by Democratic Party officials in his primary campaign against Hillary Clinton, bolstered that effort over the weekend when he endorsed Tim Canova, a law professor at Nova Southeastern University. Mr. Canova is hoping to unseat Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, in a primary contest in August.

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