Wasserman Schultz Faces New Ethics Charges

FILE - This Oct. 11, 2012 file photo shows Democratic National Committee Chair, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D- Fla., speaking at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. President Barack Obama wants Wasserman Schultz to stay on as his party’s chairwoman. Wasserman Schultz has overseen the Democratic National Committee since early 2011. Party officials credit her in part with helping the president carry her home state of Florida, as well as leading the party to an expanded majority in the Senate and more seats in the House.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Florida Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was forced to resign as Chair of the DNC after her involvement in biased activities was revealed by WikiLeaks, is now facing a serious complaint filed by her primary challenger.

Tim Canova, a law professor and Bernie Sanders supporter, is running against Wasserman Schultz for the Florida congressional seat she has occupied since 2005.

Canova is filing a complaint with the Federal Election Committee, claiming that Wasserman Schultz illegally used DNC resources to target his campaign, reported the Washington Free Beacon.

In an interview with MSNBC Monday, Canova said, “It’s very clear that Wasserman Schultz was using the DNC resources to monitor my campaign and to strategize on how to crush the campaign. That’s a violation of federal law.”

Canova said his lawyers found evidence of the violation among the WikiLeaks emails.

Canova’s campaign released a poll Sunday, indicating that Wasserman Schultz was ahead with 46 percent support among voters, compared to Canova at 36 percent.    However, 16 percent of Democratic voters were still undecided, and Canova is hopeful he can pick up a good number of those votes.

Bernie Sanders had endorsed Canova in May.


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