Can U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz catch up to Tim Canova's fundraising haul with less than two weeks to go?
Canova raised $3.3 million while Wasserman Schultz raised $3.1 million through Aug. 10, campaign finance reports show. It's rare for a first-time candidate to raise more than a long-time incumbent -- but he did it with the help of Bernie Sanders' fans across the country.
Since that date, Wasserman Schultz's additional reports show that she raised about $100,000 more. Dollars raised in the homestretch can help the candidates advertise and with get out the vote efforts, but it's also a matter of pride for Wasserman Schultz to show she can ramp up her fundraising machine when she needs it.
The Democrats are competing in the Aug. 30 primary in a Broward/Miami-Dade district.
- With Nicholas Nehamas