Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) was out-raised by her primary opponent by about $400,000 in the last three months, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission on Friday.
Tim Canova, a law professor at Nova Southeastern University, reported raising $1.7 million between April 1 and June 30, while Wasserman Schultz brought in $1.3 million.
Canova’s fundraising boost is likely a result of Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWhite House: Window for finalizing sweeping budget package 'closing' Jayapal says tuition-free community college 'probably won't' be in spending plan Progressives see budget deal getting close after Biden meeting MORE's (I-Vt.) May endorsement. Sanders has been an outspoken critic of Wasserman Schultz, accusing her of favoring Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump defends indicted GOP congressman GOP lawmaker says he expects to be indicted over FBI investigation Why it's time for conservatives to accept the 2020 election results and move on MORE over him in the Democratic presidential primary and calling for her resignation as DNC chair.
Canova's campaign contributions more than tripled in the second quarter. In the first three months of the year, he raised about $559,000.
Despite Canova’s fundraising burst, he ended May with $986,344 on hand, compared with $1.6 million for Wasserman Schultz.