Economist, Professor, activist Timothy Canova is running for Congress in Florida's 23
District, looking to unseat controversial
Debbie Wasserman Shultz.
Shultz, a long-time Hilary Clinton supporter, who has come under fire
recently for scheduling
few debates as chair of the Democratic National Committee (since 2011), and
even those during off-peak viewing times, including opposite the male-favored
Superbowl, has been the subject of recall
petitions looking to oust her from the head of the DNC as well.
Furthermore, though a loyal Democrat to the wishes of her
party's head, President Obama, in supporting
the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, in practice this effectively means
she is siding with the Republican side of the aisle, not the Democratic side,
and certainly not with progressives or even many Tea Party types who are tired
of seeing so-called Free Trade agreements that really mean more corporate
power, fewer worker rights and protections for the environment, and fewer main
street American jobs.
Into this bleak political picture comes a progressive breath
of fresh air. From Canova's new
website's About Me page:
Tim Canova has been challenging Wall Street banks and
political corruption for most of his adult life.
As an activist, attorney, educator, and frequent commentator
on the rigged economic and political systems that put Wall Street and
multinational corporations first while leaving ordinary Americans behind, Tim
is uniquely positioned to shake up Congress.
Canova has a long history of progressive activism backed
with solid academic scholarship.
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