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Debbie Wasserman Schultz target of FEC complaint



Tim Canova said he will file a Federal Election Commission complaint today against U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz related to the leaked Democratic National Committee emails.

"Wasserman Schultz had a fiduciary duty to the DNC and ultimately to the public to be a fair arbitrator and to separate her obligations as a candidate for federal office from her position as chair of a national committee, ..." states the complaint, according to a Canova press release. "She had a legal obligation to institute a firewall between her campaign and the DNC. Instead, the record establishes that she used her position with the DNC and the resources of the DNC to improperly benefit her congressional campaign."
"The emails establish that on numerous occasions the DNC, under Wasserman Schultz's direction and control, used its resources to track my campaign, interfere with my campaign events and to assist the Wasserman Schultz campaign in her personal communications strategy," Canova said.

Canova is running against Wasserman Schultz in the Aug. 30 Democratic primary for the Broward/Miami-Dade seat.

Wasserman Schultz stepped down as DNC chair in July after WikiLeaks published more than 19,000 emails. Some emails showed that the DNC was tracking Canova's campaign and media coverage.

In an interview with the Miami Herald editorial board last week, she denied that the DNC favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders.


[Last modified: Monday, August 8, 2016 12:18pm]


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