Debbie Wasserman Schultz Escapes Primary Challenge

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Aug 30, 2016 9:35 PM
Debbie Wasserman Schultz Escapes Primary Challenge

Former DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz successfully fended off a primary challenge from Tim Canova, winning her primary by a 14-point margin. Wasserman Schultz represents Florida's 23rd district.

Canova was backed by Bernie Sanders and heavily supported by Sanders voters upset with Wasserman Schultz's handling of the Democratic primary.

Wasserman Schultz was first elected to Congress in 2004. She resigned from the DNC shortly before the party's nominating convention in Philadelphia. She was then hired by Hillary Clinton.