Wasserman Schultz avoids talking about her email controversy, with tough primary days away


With a tough primary election just days away, Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Saturday avoided talking about recently leaked emails that led her to resign from the Democratic National Committee and instead focused on the emails’ impact on party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
“When you talk to me about emails, I’m not sure which ones you’re talking about,” the six-term congresswoman told a reporter during an event in Miami Lakes, Florida, headlined by Democratic vice presidential nominee Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine.
WikiLeaks released a trove of emails in late July -- before the start of the Democratic National Convention -- that showed DNC staffers appearing to support the nomination of the front-running Clinton over challenger Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. The controversy led to Wasserman Schultz’s resignation as chairman of the committee and created more headwinds for her in the primary.
Sanders has endorsed and fundraised for challenger and law professor Tim Canova in the race Tuesday. 
And Canova has further sought to bring national attention to his long-shot bid by filing a federal complaint that argues the leaked emails show Wasserman Schultz used DNC resources to track his campaign.
A South Florida Sun Sentinel/Florida Atlantic University poll released earlier this week shows Wasserman Schultz ahead of Canova 50-to-40 percent.

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