Bernie Sanders is raising cash to help defeat Wasserman Shultz.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) emailed his supporters on Tuesday asking them to donate money to the campaign of Tim Canova, who is challenging the former head of the Democratic Party, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, in Florida.
Sanders, a former presidential contender, reminded his supporters that he already has endorsed Canova, a law professor seeking to win the August 30th primary for Wasserman Schultz’s seat as a US Representative.
The email from Sanders blasted Wasserman Schultz over recent revelations from leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) suggesting that Wasserman Schultz and other officials favored Hillary Clinton over Mr. Sanders.
“The recent emails leaked from Democratic Party staff showed that under Debbie Wasserman Schultz, DNC staff were not exactly fair and even-minded during the presidential primary,” Sanders wrote. “What was revealed wasn’t much of a shock to us, because we knew all along that the establishment wasn’t on our side.”
Sanders went on to write that the time was right to transform the Democratic party to better serve “working people and young people – people who want real change.”
But now that Debbie Wasserman Schultz has resigned we have the opportunity to transform the Democratic Party and open up its doors to working people and young people — people who want real change. Democrats must make it crystal clear that their party is prepared to take on Wall Street and the powerful corporate interests whose greed is doing so much harm to our country. We must stand with Americans who are working longer hours for lower wages, the uninsured, students leaving school deeply in debt and all those worried about climate change.
Sanders concluded by writing that: “I believe Tim Canova is the kind of candidate whose policies will move the Democratic Party and our country in that direction. Electing Tim will send a strong message to the Democratic establishment about what this party should stand for. That’s why I’m asking you today to help send him to Congress.”