Debbie Wasserman Schultz stepped down from her lead position in the Democratic National Committee following an email leak that linked the longtime Miami Congresswoman to the undermining of the Bernie Sanders campaign.
Schultz quickly stepped down from her position among the controversy and was brought on to the Clinton campaign.
Schultz is up for reelection on August 30 against Tim Canova, a Bernie Sanders-backed primary opponent. Shultz left her chairmanship after five years in the position, but she is adamant that she will not lose her seat in Miami.
She expects to return for a seventh term in the House.
Opponents of Schultz agree that removing her from her position would be difficult. Ben Pollara, Democratic political consultant, states, “As much as I would like to say otherwise, I think his (Canova’s) chances are pretty slim,” in reference to beating Schultz on August 30. Pollara once worked for Schultz and is a critic of her.
Canova is working alongside a consulting firm that helped Sanders during his presidential bid. Canova’s campaign picked up media attention after he announced that he raised $1 million in fundraising in a five-month period.
Bernie Sanders endorsed Canova in May and has worked to help Canova raise money for his campaign since dropping out of the presidential race.