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Debbie Wasserman Schulz’s Primary Challenger Raised A TON Of Money In The First Quarter

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Juliegrace Brufke Capitol Hill Reporter

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz may be in a tougher race to hold her seat than she initially anticipated.

The Florida congresswoman’s opponent, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders-supporting law professor Tim Canova, managed to rake in around  $557,000 in donations during the first quarter of the year, according to his campaign.

Canova, who has called on her to step down ahead of the election, managed to garner 15,295 donations, mostly under $20.

“There is an intense desire in South Florida, as there is around the country, to end politics as usual and elect a representative who will put the people first, not big Wall Street banks and giant companies,” the campaign said in a statement.

Wasserman Schultz has come under fire from the left wing of her party for allegedly rigging the election in Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s favor.

President Barack Obama’s recent endorsement of the congresswoman seemed to fuel supporters  as $100,000 of Canova’s donations came in the last four days, The Hill Reports.

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