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John Lewis to campaign for Debbie Wasserman Schultz in Broward


U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz who is facing a feisty Democratic challenge from Tim Canova, is bringing in yet another big Democratic name to campaign for her -- this time it's U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia.

They will appear at Immanuel Temple AME church, an African-American church, in Pembroke Pines Sunday morning. Wasserman Schultz and Lewis will also appear at the Sunrise Civic Center at 1 p.m. and walk to early voting. Lewis, a civil rights icon, led the House sit-in this summer seeking gun legislation following the Orlando shooting massacre.

Vice President Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi and former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords have all campaigned for Wasserman Schultz in South Florida while President Barack Obama endorsed her.

Canova's biggest name backer is Bernie Sanders who has helped the first-time candidate's warchest. But so far, no specific plans have been announced by Sanders to campaign for Canova in the Broward/Miami-Dade district before the Aug. 30 primary. 

Early voting in Broward, where most of the district lies, starts Saturday.