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PolitiFact Florida: Tim Canova says he helped draft part of Dodd-Frank. Did he?

Tim Canova, who is in a Democratic primary battle with U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, says he pushed to crack down on the financial services industry even before the financial collapse. And, he says he played a role in the 2010 financial reform bill.

Canova, a law professor and first-time candidate, said in a June 1 Medium post he "helped to draft parts of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform bill, one of President Obama’s signature accomplishments."

Former U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., co-author of the reform bill, expressed some skepticism that Canova played a role.

"He does seem to be denigrating the financial reform bill, of which I was a co-sponsor, while simultaneously claiming credit for having written it," Frank said at a press conference for Wasserman Schultz in Broward May 31.

We decided to fact-check Canova’s role in helping to draft part of Dodd-Frank. Our rating: Half True. To read why, click here.

[Last modified: Thursday, June 9, 2016 4:25pm]


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