For Immediate Release
MAYDAY.US Volunteers Contact Hundreds of Voters
Unknown professor passes 40% of the vote powered by grassroots anger at political establishment
MIAMI, Fla. - MAYDAY.US-endorsed law professor Tim Canova was defeated by incumbent Debbie Wasserman-Schultz last night with 56.8% to 43.2% of the vote.
The MAYDAY.US Florida team directly contacted hundreds of likely voters by knocking doors and phone banking.
A statement from MAYDAY.US Florida:
“Despite falling short, the very fact that this race was competitive and forced Debbie Wasserman Schultz to defend her record and campaign for the first time during a primary sent a powerful message to the corrupt political establishment and put others on notice, you can’t back big money over the people and not face consequences on election day.” -Rob Davis, Coordinator, MAYDAY.US Florida
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