Wasserman Schultz’s liberal challenger set to announce $1M haul
Tim Canova, the upstart liberal whos challenging Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz for her congressional seat, is about to become a million-dollar candidate.
Fueled by small-dollar donors who give to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, Canova said that, by the weekend, hell be on pace to have raised $1 million since he officially entered the race Jan. 7.
The source of the money is a point of pride for Canova, who was criticized last month by Wasserman Schultz for getting out-of-state donations.
We have more donations in the State of Florida than Debbie Wasserman Schultz. This is a reflection that our progressive message is spreading here in South Florida, Canova, who first announced his cash haul on WPLG Local 10 in Miami, told POLITICO Florida via email late Tuesday.
Wasserman Schultzs campaign couldnt be reached.
The surprising big-dollar Democratic primary between the party leader and the liberal political newcomer has transfixed political observers in Florida and Washington, and is widely seen as a proxy fight between Sanders and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
For months, Wasserman Schultz has fought a rearguard action against Sanders backers who claim shes using her post as DNC chair to help Clinton, a charge the congresswoman denies.
In the congressional race, the association with Clinton isnt likely a bad thing for Wasserman Schultz. Clinton beat Sanders by about 69-30 percent in South Floridas 23d Congressional District.
Wasserman Schultz is seen as a formidable candidate by Democratic insiders, but some are starting to believe in Canova.
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I like Bernie; I support Hillary, but I'd love to see Debbie get Dumped.
her job at the DNC is unrelated to that. She was appointed by Obama. Whether she wins re-election or not, her time as DNC chair comes to an end when Obama's presidency wraps up.
I meant fire her from her seat in US Congress.
She might not get out of the primary.
Admittedly, there hasn't been any polling on the race. But I don't see her as being in jeopardy. I think she will win 70-30.
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...and the American people.
Spellcheck is your friend. From an old English teacher. Also look up "toe the line."
long before 2016. I will happily see her go, as the is responsible for both Rick Scott and Marco Rubio getting into office. She was our problem long before she became Hillary's problem.
I was not sure this was going anywhere, but time to start donating!
We need a better--and less corrupt--Party Leader...
the love around, and I have a couple more favorites yet to hit.
Alan Grayson. I wish I knew who was in the tightest races...
I had a sit down with Grayson a few months ago (can't imagine why he'd want money from a 1%er, but there you go). I wouldn't say it went well.
Florida Senate - Jolly vs. Grayson Jolly 37, Grayson 35 Jolly +2
Florida Senate - DeSantis vs. Grayson DeSantis 38, Grayson 36 DeSantis +2
Florida Senate - Lopez-Cantera vs. Grayson Grayson 37, Lopez-Cantera 37 Tie
Now, I'm not particularly enamored with Murphy, but at least he's leading:
Florida Senate - Jolly vs. Murphy Murphy 37, Jolly 34 Murphy +3
Florida Senate - DeSantis vs. Murphy Murphy 36, DeSantis 35 Murphy +1
Florida Senate - Lopez-Cantera vs. Murphy Murphy 38, Lopez-Cantera 34 Murphy +4
that is, if Wisconsin carries Democratic for president. (If the presidency holds for the party
so, too, will Wisconsin.) The state has been in the Democratic Partys column over the last seven consecutive election cycles which began in 1988.
Since 1976, every presidential election in which Wisconsin had a U.S. Senate race ended up with the same party having won in the state at both the presidential and senatorial levels.
1976: Jimmy Carter (D), President; William Proxmire (D), U.S. Senate
1980: Ronald Reagan (R), who unseated Jimmy Carter and flipped the state, President; Bob Kasten (R), who unseated Gaylord Nelson, U.S. Senate
1988: Michael Dukakis (D), with a party pickup of the state, President; Herb Kohl (D), in a party hold with the retirement of William Proxmire, U.S. Senate
1992: Bill Clinton (D), President; Russ Feingold (D), who unseated Bob Kasten, U.S. Senate
2000: Al Gore (D), President; Herb Kohl (D), U.S. Senate
2004: John Kerry (D), President; Russ Feingold (D), U.S. Senate
2012: Barack Obama (D), President; Tammy Baldwin (D), in a party hold with the retirement of Herb Kohl, U.S. Senate
I think the pattern will continue in 2016.
Russ Feingold is leading.
Here in 2016, this may end up an election in which Wisconsin voters once again give same-party carriage, for both President and U.S. Senate, with percentage-points margins very close to each other.
That happened in 2012. A re-elected President Barack Obama ran +1.5 percent points ahead of first-term winner Tammy Baldwin. Obama won nationally by an estimated +4 and carried Wisconsin by +7. Baldwin won her election by +5.5.
I've put about $50,000 into 22 races so far where there's an actual chance of picking up a seat. Perhaps you're better off than I am, but I don't have the resources to spend on Primary choices that are other Democrats' choices.
I'm waiting to see any data that local voters care at all about her DNC performance or her role in the Presidential Primary.
Removing her from the DNC will simply be a delicious dessert.
collusion between the DNC and the HRC campaign, and Debbie-gate).
can win by attacking the so-called Clintonian establishment.
Even in districts where Sanders beat her there is no evidence that Representatives who supported Hillary are in danger of losing primary races.
I expect that DWS will win re-nomination by a very wide margin.
That the Hilary v Sanders relationship is nonexistent, a forced tie-in to make the narrative more interesting.
by 39 points. And it certainly doesn't translate to Canova defeating DWS.
I saw an example awhile back. A single mom borrowed $600. She paid back $1,800 and hadn't even touched the principle. Do you really think things like this are okay?
...and anything else that their masters approve or tell them to support--like this mindbogglingly awful support of Henry Fucking Kissinger. Those here at DU act like sheep or paid bots. Everything their candidates do is good, no matter how truly awful it is. Anyone who criticizes them for this is sexist or racist or "not a Democrat."
I couldn't get them to condemn the murder of Berta Caceres by the fascist coup death squads in Honduras--a coup that Clinton supported. If Clinton supports it, they either wipe it from their brains or trip over their forked tongues supporting it!
This has to be David Brock, trying to turn Clinton's many negatives around, by paying people to parade as Democrats and advocate whatever the negative is. This is a Karl Rove technique. Some people call it lying but it's worst than that. It's the actual, real-time "manufacture of consent."
Suck it up, Debbie! Polish up your waitress skills... or maybe you gal pal Hill will find a nice, cushy cabinet position for you... but don't be surprised if the Clinton "kick-em to the curb when they're no longer useful" mentality comes back to bite you in the ass. You've earned it!
Why should DWS worry? The voters are covering for her already.
has the breakdown by state and district.
Isn't that the new order in the Democratic Party?
An opportunist who uses the Sanders movement to soothe his own ego and ambition. He couldn't even compete but for Sanders and he leverages Sanders to run against a good Democrat for his own purposes.
against other Democrats?
That is sick and depraved. You might not belong here...if DWS were a member here, under the site ToS...she'd be banned for things she's done.
I can use a lot of terms to describe her. "Good Democrat", or "Progressive" do not apply.
DWS is the kind of shitty Democrat that refuses to work for or support other Democrats in their races because she doesn't want to work against her friends on the other side of the aisle and lose bipartisan connections.
Really, she said that.
I might go so far as to say that supporting DWS may be beyond the pale and sufficient reason to run someone out of the Democratic party.
"We have more donations in the State of Florida than Debbie Wasserman Schultz. This is a reflection that our progressive message is spreading here in South Florida, Canova, who first announced his cash haul on WPLG Local 10 in Miami, told POLITICO Florida via email late Tuesday."
Only 11% of the money he has raised comes from Florida, compared to 83% of DSW's donations.
It says he has $118,000 when his actual donations received is over $1M. I'm going to guess the %s are also incorrect.
Bernies suggested we bypass the DNC middle man and donate directly.
the congressional race version of Sander's foreign donors?
Are the candidates for the House nominated in a separate primary?
take vacations shortly before the end of summer break for students. Pretty conveniently set up to yield low turnouts, thus favoring incumbents.
The Primary earlier this year was for "Presidential Preference" so yes... another Primary in August.
Anyone who supports the payday loan vultures is not fit to run as, or be a democrat. She makes me want to vomit. The damage she is doing to the Democratic Party will last a long long time.
Keep that dough rollin'
Hello, little Debbie. The people want to send you a calling card to get the fuck out of the House. Once, you had a future, but then you pissed all over who you represented.
Go sell shoes.
She wouldn't even answer questions about whether she would debate her opponent. There's no doubt she considers herself a "lifer" who shouldn't have to expend much time being re-elected.
And Open Secrets lists quite a few of Debbie's contributors who are national companies, not Florida companies.
should change their logo to "Pay Me Crooks." And for DWS to be in cahoots with them speaks volumes about her character. Yes, we must factor in future donations to Tim. His campaign has thankfully attracted national interest and support.