This new “Secret Agent DeM” video, by Blue America, musically highlights f the misdeeds and misjudgments of Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who faces on August 30 (and early voting Aug 20-27) the first-ever primary challenge to her re-election, by an expert on the TPP, NAFTA and bank regulation, Professor of Law Tim Canova. “Secret Agent DeM” is Blue America’s third music video on this primary election, after one focusing on Debbie’s “Skating From Debating” (link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAx_OFHUZg8), and one focusing on Debbie’s dancing of the “Numbers Rahm-ba” (link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2REJjgoj0J8). … Continue reading →
S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Thursday she would debate her primary challenger Tim Canova.
“I have always said that when we got to August that I would focus on the question of whether or not I was going to debate my opponent,” she said in a brief telephone interview. “I am going to debate my opponent.”
Canova’s campaign treated the development like a victory. “It’s good news for the residents of South Florida,” Canova said. “Debbie Wasserman Schultz has never had to account for her record. She’s never engaged ina debate as long as she’s been a member of Congress. And it’s well past time to have that accounting.”
Until Thursday, Wasserman Schultz declined to say whether she’d debate Canova, saying a decision would come after Congress started its summer recess and the national political conventions concluded. “I’m home now and turning my attention to it,” she said Thursday.
Canova said there’s plenty of time for several debates before the Aug. 30 primary. “It would be beneficial for the voters to hear more than once from us and I would suggest three to four debates of a couple of hours each would make a lot of sense.”
He welcomed her decision, but expressed some skepticism. “I will believe it when I see it. She has been dodging me for four months and dodging her own constituents for weeks,” Canova said.
Cnn and Politico are reporting that Debbie Wasserman Schultz is stepping down, likely due to pressure from the DNC Party Officials. This morning, Bernie Sanders on MTP, This Week, and SOTU said that the DNC chairman should step aside. From Politico: Wasserman Schultz became fatally damaged goods in her own party after WikiLeaks released a trove of internal DNC emails, including correspondence in which Wasserman Schultz referred to Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver as a “damn liar” and an “ASS” and said the senator has “never been a member of the Democratic Party and has no understanding of what we … Continue reading →
Tim Canova, Democratic candidate in Florida’s 23rd Congressional District, goes on a fact finding tour of the St. Lucie River in Stuart, Florida on July 3, 2016. Canova, who accepts no corporate donations, is challenging Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who has accepted more than $133,000 in campaign contributions from Big Sugar, in the August 30th Democratic Primary. Big Sugar uses massive amounts of fertilizer and pesticides which makes their way into Florida’s waters