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Tim Canova hits Debbie Wasserman Schultz in first TV ads

Tim Canova launched his first TV ads against U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, on July 11th.

The ads will air on cable on MSNBC, CNN and BET. Canova, a Nova Southeastern University law professor from Hollywood, is running against Wasserman Schultz in a Broward/Miami-Dade district in the Aug. 30 primary.

One ad "America" introduces Canova to voters.

"As a professor, I've dedicated my life to educating people about the law, about Wall Street's excesses and corporate greed....And the same career politicians get reelected, then we wonder why Washington is broken."

Those "same career politicians" appear in brief clips in the ad including Wasserman Schultz followed by a string of Republicans including Gov. Rick Scott, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Wasserman Schultz hasn't had ads on TV yet. As for whether she will debate Canova, her campaign spokesman Ryan Banfill told the Miami Herald: 

"The Congresswoman is actively engaged in the debates that are important to people in her district which are the gun violence issue and the Zika funding issue in Congress. The debate over the future direction of the country and importance of defeating Donald Trump and those issues are her primary focus."


The second ad he calls "DebbieDodgesDebate" bashes Wasserman Schultz for not committing to debate Canova. The ad includes multiple clips of her being asked if she would debate her opponent.