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Bernie Sanders' consultants exit Tim Canova campaign

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Just a couple of weeks after joining Tim Canova's South Florida congressional campaign, media consultants for Bernie Sanders have exited Canova's team.

The firm run by Tad Devine, Julian Mulvey and Mark Longabaugh was hired by Canova in late July. Canova is battling against longtime incumbent U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz for a Broward/Miami-Dade seat.

Canova told the Miami Herald that the firm is no longer working on his campaign after we asked him about a Politico article about that.

"They worked for my campaign for only a couple of weeks," Canova said. "We simply realized rather quickly that we already have plenty of creative talent right here in South Florida, the same local talent that's produced our ads introducing me and on my opponent dodging debates. DML was great, they offered excellent advice on a number of fronts. We have not closed the door on working together in the future."

The firm was behind Sanders' "America" ad which featured the Simon and Garfunkel song.

Sanders endorsed Canova and has helped him boost his fundraising. Wasserman Schultz has the backing of President Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton.

The candidates will hold their first -- and likely only -- debate Sunday before the Aug. 30 Democratic primary.