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Primary challenger Tim Canova to file FEC complaint against Debbie Wasserman Schultz



From Tim Canova, Debbie U.S. Rep. Wasserman Schults Democratic challenger:

"Our lawyers are preparing a complaint against Wasserman Schultz that we will file with the FEC for her wrongful use of DNC resources in her campaign against me, based on the wikileaks disclosures."

Among the leaked internal DNC emails was one from Florida Democratic Party Executive Director Scot Arceneaux to the DNC, clarifying that the party granted Canova access to voter data after initially refusing:

"He has access to the voter file," Arceneaux wrote in May.  When he first asked for access to the voter file, the FDP said no because we do not provide access to this tool for candidates to run against Democratic incumbents. Canova protested and we decided in this special case to reverse our policy and allow Tim access to the voter file. This was a couple of months ago and only last about a week.  After receiving access, the Canova campaign then decided it did not want to use our voter file.  We never issued a statement but the fact he has had access has been acknowledged by Tim a number of times.  Debbie was never involved in any way, shape or form."


[Last modified: Monday, July 25, 2016 9:16am]


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