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Thu Jan 14, 2016, 12:12 PM

Can a Sanders ‘Proxy’ Oust Debbie Wasserman Schultz? (Tim Canova FL-23)

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Liberal activist and Wall Street–reform advocate Tim Canova is staging a primary challenge against the DNC chair and Clinton ally.


(Photo: AP/CQ Roll Call/Tom Williams)
Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz descends the House steps at the Capitol on October 21, 2015.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz has not had a great last couple of months. The Florida Congress member and embattled Democratic National Committee Chair has been repeatedly criticized for leading the committee both ineffectively and with a heavy hand, and for an alleged bias toward Hillary Clinton that has made the party’s presidential debates few and far between—one reason why the Republican candidates have dominated the political discussion. The progressive wing of the party base is volubly getting fed up with her.

Now, if the increased calls for her to step down from her post as party head weren’t enough, Wasserman Schultz is also facing the prospect of a tough primary challenge from the left. Liberal economist and longtime Wall Street–reform advocate Tim Canova announced last week that he will challenge Wasserman Schultz in the August 30 primary in Florida’s 23rd Congressional District. Touting a platform that closely mirrors Bernie Sanders’s, Canova hopes that the energy Sanders has roused nationally could work to his advantage in the South Florida district. Given Wasserman Schultz’s prominence, the primary could turn into a referendum pitting the progressive wing of the Democratic Party against its establishment wing, in much the way the (successful) primary challenge by another economist, Dave Brat, against then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was a test of strength between the Republicans’ factions.

Over the years, says Canova, Wasserman Schultz has become less accountable to her district and more responsive to Wall Street. “She’s become such a corporate Democrat; she takes so much corporate money,” Canova says. “The way she talks the talk isn’t the way she walks the walk. That kind of unaccountable power needs to be challenged.”

When Canova announced that he was jumping into the primary late last week, Reddit and Twitter’s Bernie backers—who are still bitter about Wasserman Schultz’s retribution for the Sanders campaign’s alleged breach of Clinton voter data, as well as her opposition to legal marijuana—rallied online, fancying Canova as a Sanders proxy doing battle against a close Clinton ally.

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Thu Jan 14, 2016, 01:00 PM

1. She needs to go sooner

rather than later!

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