CWA union presidents endorse Tim Canova over Debbie Wasserman Schultz in CD 23 race


Local union presidents from the Communication Workers of America (CWA) have announced their endorsement of Tim Canova in the CD 23 race. Canova is running against Democratic incumbent Debbie Wasserman Schultz.


The union cited their unhappiness with Wasserman Schultz for her support for Fast Track Authorization for the Trans-Pacific Partnership and working to block regulation of payday lenders by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the watchdog agency for ordinary Americans.

“CWA members are making it clear to elected officials that if you will not stand with us, we will not stand with you, regardless of your political party or prominent position,” said CWA Vice President Richard Honeycutt, who represents CWA members in the Southeast, including Florida.

“Our members are ready to do what it takes to elect Tim Canova to Congress,” Honeycutt added. “He’s the voice that Florida working families need.”

The CWA says it represents 42,236 member and retiree households in Florida.


Mitch Perry

Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served five years as political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. Mitch also was assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley and is a San Francisco native who has lived in Tampa since 2000. Mitch can be reached at [email protected]

One comment

  • Mary Ann Rose

    March 9, 2016 at 12:04 am

    DWS needs to go

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