Sanders consultants join up with Wasserman Schultz’s primary opponent
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The political consulting firm run by top aides to Bernie SandersBernie SandersGillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign DNC boss says candidates to be involved in debate lottery CEO pay rising twice as fast as worker pay: AP MORE's presidential campaign is going to work for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s primary challenger.

Sanders has already endorsed the Florida Democrat's opponent, professor Tim Canova, and the exposure helped Canova haul in more than $2 million. 

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But the move to aid Canova by the communications firm Devine, Mulvey, Longabaugh — first reported by Politico and confirmed by The Hill — is the most direct marshaling of firepower by Sanders allies to knock Wasserman Schultz out of office. 

The firm, run by Tad Devine, Julian Mulvey and Mark Longabaugh, worked primarily on advertising for the Sanders's campaign, but they also advised Sanders throughout his Democratic primary run. The firm also did work for other progressive primary challengers this cycle, including Ohio Senate candidate P.G. Sittenfeld and Illinois Senate candidate Andrea Zopp.

The Sanders campaign and its supporters have been on the warpath against Wasserman Schultz, accusing her of tilting the scales for Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton slams Trump for spreading 'sexist trash' about Pelosi Gillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign DNC boss says candidates to be involved in debate lottery MORE, now the Democratic presidential nominee, as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). 

Wasserman Schultz resigned as DNC chairwoman this week after leaked emails appeared to show officials plotting against Sanders.

But Sanders supporters are seeking to boot her from office in the Florida primary, which will be held in late August.