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Fri May 27, 2016, 05:07 PM May 2016

Democracy for America backs Canova in race against Wasserman Schultz

Democracy for America endorsed Tim Canova on Friday in his Florida primary race against Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

The progressive grass-roots PAC accused Wasserman Schultz of aligning herself with wealthy special interests, noting her support for protecting the payday lending industry and her vote for trade promotion authority legislation, which was critical for the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal that has been panned by many liberals.

“DFA members are backing Tim Canova in this race for Congress, not for who he supports or who supports him, but because he has spent his life challenging the power of Wall Street banks, multinational corporations, and the systemic political corruption that keeps them profitable at the expense of everyone else,” DFA Chairman Jim Dean said in a statement.

“Simply put,” he continued, “if Democrats are going to be the party that confronts the wealthy and powerful who dominate our political process and enable growing income inequality, we need political revolutionaries like Tim Canova in the U.S. Congress.”

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