Wasserman Schultz challenger files FEC complaint
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Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's (D-Fla.) primary challenger, Tim Canova, filed a Federal Election Commission (FEC) complaint against the former Democratic National Committee chairwoman on Monday, his campaign announced. 

Canova's campaign said the complaint alleges that Wasserman Schultz "used her position with the DNC and the resources of the DNC to improperly benefit her congressional campaign.”


His complaint says "the DNC paid a team of national, senior communications and political professionals significant sums of money for their consulting services and the Wasserman Schultz for Congress Campaign utilized these services free of charge.”

Canova, a law professor, said the thousands of internal emails published last month by WikiLeaks showed the DNC under Wasserman Schultz used resources to "interfere" with his campaign. 

Canova's campaign had signaled it would file the complaint, as he faces an uphill battle against Wasserman Schultz ahead of an Aug. 30 primary.

Wasserman Schultz stepped down last month as head of the DNC after the release of the emails, which showed officials apparently working to undermine Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders opposes Biden Interior nominee in procedural vote Briahna Joy Gray on how Sanders changed the healthcare conversation Sanders 'delighted' DeSantis asked White House to import Canadian prescription drugs MORE's campaign against Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton backs Shontel Brown in Ohio congressional race Hillary Clinton: Casting doubt on 2020 election is 'doing Putin's work' Progressives rave over Harrison's start at DNC MORE for the party's presidential nomination.

Several other top aides also stepped down amid the revelations.