The Democratic National Committee chairwoman, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, has not faced a significant challenge to her congressional seat since she arrived on Capitol Hill in 2005, but Tim Canova has already changed that.

Canova, a lawyer and activist who supported the Occupy Wall Street movement and opposed the Trans-Pacific Partnership, among other causes, recently received a big boost in the form of an endorsement from Sen. Bernie Sanders, with whom Canova has worked previously. Sanders’ backing has helped Canova’s cause, both financially and in terms of publicity, as has the scrutiny focused on Wasserman Schultz in the ongoing controversy about her leadership of the DNC vis-a-vis Sanders’ and Hillary Clinton’s bids for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Read: Truthdigger of the Week: Progressive Congressional Candidate Tim Canova

On Monday, Canova appeared on Fox News to tell host Neil Cavuto why Wasserman Schultz should be worried about hanging on to her seat as Florida’s Aug. 30 primary approaches (Fox News via YouTube):

–Posted by Kasia Anderson

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