Gyrocopter pilot Doug Hughes ends challenge to Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Doug Hughes, the former mailman from Ruskin who landed his one-man flying machine on the lawn of the United States Capitol last April to protest big money in elections, has ended his run to unseat South Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Citing a lack of time to organize a campaign and raise funds, Hughes has thrown his support behind Tim Canova, a law school professor and political activist who has become a serious contender in the Democratic primary.
Hughes pleaded guilty in November to flying his gyrocopter without the proper license and is scheduled to be sentenced next week. He faces a maximum of 10 months in prison.