Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz wins Florida Democratic primary

Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
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Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) defeated law professor Tim Canova in their Florida Democratic primary, The Associated Press projects.

With 82 percent of precincts reporting, Wasserman Schultz has 57.2 percent of the votes to Canova's 42.8 percent. Canova, backed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), was a strong primary challenger for Wasserman Schultz, who stepped down in July as Democratic National Committee chairwoman after emails critical of Sanders were leaked. Their Florida district extends from west of Fort Lauderdale to Miami Beach.

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