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Sun May 29, 2016, 10:37 PM

Sanders breathes life into a Florida professorís unlikely bid to oust the DNC chair

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. ó Tim Canova was driving from a rally against money in politics to a protest against chemical giant Monsanto this month when his spokeswoman called to tell him that Sen. Bernie Sanders had just gone on CNN and endorsed his long-shot primary challenge against the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.

It was a rather big moment for a little-known law professor with a shaved head who, in another year, might not have created so much as a ripple for Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who is seeking her seventh House term and has won all her previous elections in landslides.

A few hours later, Sanders called Canova for the first time ó and the next day signed a fundraising email for him. Over the next 48 hours, Canova brought in about $300,000.

Canova, 56, finds himself in the right place at the right time. Wasserman Schultz, 49, has become increasingly unpopular within the liberal base of the party ó and among Sandersís supporters in particular. Though she claims to be neutral in the presidential nominating contest, many Berniecrats believe that she has tipped the scales in Hillary Clintonís favor. They see her, as they see Clinton, as beholden to wealthy donors and focused on winning elections at the expense of advancing progressive principles.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/sanders-breathes-life-into-a-florida-professors-unlikely-bid-to-oust-the-dnc-chair/2016/05/29/3c7b7a4c-2434-11e6-8690-f14ca9de2972_story.html

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Reply Sanders breathes life into a Florida professorís unlikely bid to oust the DNC chair (Original post)
leftcoastmountains May 2016 OP
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babylonsister May 2016 #2
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Response to leftcoastmountains (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 10:41 PM

1. Good move Bernie!

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Response to leftcoastmountains (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 10:43 PM

2. Go, Prof, go!!! nt

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Response to leftcoastmountains (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 10:55 PM

3. *laughs*

Remember the Brockpuppet talking point? The one about how Bernie doesn't help dems get elected?

I somehow don't think this is what they had in mind

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Response to leftcoastmountains (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 11:22 PM

4. Go Tim.

Hmmm.. :Tim Canova was driving from a rally against money in politics to a protest against chemical giant Monsanto this month."

The party machine must be appalled.

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Response to leftcoastmountains (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 11:31 PM

5. Like a movie

 

This is just like a movie where the bad guys all seem to have all the power and then a lone hero shows up and gives confidence and inspiration to the people. This professor is clearly one of the good guys and there will be many more like him. They may have the power for now and the deck seems stacked against us but the good guys always end up on top because there are more of us than there are of them.

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Response to leftcoastmountains (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 11:34 PM

6. For Bernie



As for Mr. Canova, I will donate to his campaign next week.

For helping us rid ourselves of DWS

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Response to leftcoastmountains (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 11:42 PM

7. His bid was never a longshot, with or without Bernie

Because of the internet.

And millennials.

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