Tim Canova's campaign may file a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston.
"We are exploring it quite seriously," said Canova's campaign manager Richard Bell. The campaign has a lawyer, Leonard Collins of Broad and Cassel, who is researching a potential FEC complaint which relates to information gleaned from the 19,000 party emails published by Wikileaks.
The emails were released Friday leading Wasserman Schultz to announce her resignation Sunday.
Those emails showed that party staffers favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders.
If the emails are authentic, “what they do is indicate not only has Debbie’s team had their thumb on the scale in the presidential race but it also seems in our campaign as well,” said Canova's campaign manager Richard Bell.
The emails show that the DNC was tracking Canova's media coverage and speaking engagements including what is referred to as an "Alaska Counter Event" in the emails. Canova, as well as Sanders' wife Jane, were scheduled to speak via Skype on the same evening that Wasserman Schultz was going to speak to the Alaska Democratic Party.
"This is all the FB post has so we need the state party to do some digging," wrote Luis Miranda, DNC spokesman.
The emails show that DNC staffers were working on Wasserman Schultz's primary even though they weren't paid by her campaign, Bell said.
Canova is her first primary reelection challenger in the Broward/Miami-Dade district since she was first elected in 2004. Sanders endorsed Canova.
Earlier this year Canova battled with the Florida Democratic Party to gain access to the voter file, which he eventually received. That's one of the topics in the DNC emails in which a staffer received a questions about whether Wasserman Schultz was involved in blocking Canova's access.
"Debbie was never involved in any way, shape or form," said Scott Arceneaux, Florida Democratic Party executive director, in an one of the leaked emails.
This post will be updated if Wasserman Schultz's campaign responds.