Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., and primary challenger Tim Canova have set a date for their first and only debate, scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 14, according to a statement from the congresswoman's office late Wednesday.
"I look forward to a thoughtful conversation and robust debate that addresses the issues important to the people of Florida's 23rd Congressional district," Wasserman Schultz said.
While congressional elections typically do not receive national attention, this one may be an exception despite its unusual set time for 8:30 a.m. EST. WFOR's Facing South Florida public affairs program will carry the debate, set to be moderated by Jim Defede.
Wasserman had served as the chairwoman to the Democratic National Committee up until late July. She resigned from her leadership role after WikiLeaks released 20,000 DNC emails showing she had favored Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Canova has been endorsed by Sanders and trailed the incumbent by 8 points in a recent poll. The primary will take place August 30.
Wasserman Schultz has been endorsed by President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, who recently attended a fundraiser for the congresswoman in her home state.