Law Professor and progressive activist Tim Canova announced Monday morning that he would be running as an Independent against Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz in Florida’s 23rd Congressional District.
The news came during a press conference on Monday morning called by Canova.
“I did not leave the Democratic Party, the Democratic Party has left us,” Canova said. “I am not screwing over the Democratic Party, it has screwed over too many ordinary Americans.”
Canova’s decision could have major implications in whether Democrats can maintain control of the seat.
“She is the kiss of death. Look what she did for Hillary,” Canova said. “Debbie Wasserman-Schultz lost Florida for Hillary.”
Canova said that he would be changing his registration as an Independent in May and would be partaking in a state wide tour of Florida.
He said that he campaign for Progressive Democrats and Independents around the state and country.
Wasserman-Schultz was the former Chairperson of the Democratic National Committee and defeated Canova in a 2016 Democratic primary.
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