Tim Canova

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Survives Primary from Left
Former DNC chairwoman defeated Bernie Sanders-backed candidate

Former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz won the party's primary in Florida's 23rd District on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz fended off a primary challenge from Bernie Sanders-backed law professor Tim Canova in Florida's 23rd District on Tuesday night. 

The incumbent won 57 percent of the vote to Canova's 43 percent with 56 percent of precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press. 

Poll: Debbie Wasserman Shultz Has Double-Digit Lead in Florida
A bright spot for embattled former DNC chairwoman

Despite a summer of bad headlines, 58 percent of Democratic voters in Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's district have a favorable view of her, a new poll shows. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

At last, some good news for Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

In spite of the most challenging summer of the Florida congresswoman's career, she still commands a 10-point lead over opponent Tim Canova in next week's Democratic primary, according to a poll released by the South Florida Sun Sentinel/Florida Atlantic University.

Better Talk Fast: Wasserman Schultz Invites Challenger to 15-Minute Debate
Bernie-backed Canova has been asking for debate for months

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., set the debate time between her and challenger Tim Canova at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

After months of demurring, Florida congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has reportedly agreed to debate her Bernie Sanders-backed primary rival.

For 15 minutes. At 8:30 am. On a Sunday.

Convention Began Without Wasserman Schultz on Stage
Embattled DNC chair replaced by Baltimore mayor, who gaveled the confab to order

Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been under fire for months from supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders over accusations of favoritism toward Hillary Clinton's campaign in the Democratic presidential primaries. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz did not open the Democratic National Convention as initially planned in Philadelphia Monday night.   

"I have decided that in the interest of making sure that we can start the Democratic convention on a high note that I am not going to gavel in the convention," she told Florida's Sun Sentinel newspaper in a phone interview.  

Sanders a New Headache for Wasserman Schultz in Florida
Vanquished presidential candidate has it in for fallen party chair

Debbie Wasserman Schultz faces her first primary challenge. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

In her statement on Sunday announcing her resignation as chair of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz said she was focusing on serving her congressional district in Florida.  

That tidy statement belied a messy situation back home as she runs for a seventh term in the House.