FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The Latest on House 2016-Wasserman Schultz (all times local):

9:40 p.m.

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz thanked her supporters after surviving the first serious re-election challenge of her career and likely winning a seventh term.

Addressing a crowd of about 100 at a Sunrise, Florida, restaurant, Wasserman Schultz said Tuesday’s election results show that her Florida district has “an incredibly progressive heart.”

The Associated Press declared that Wasserman Schultz won her Florida Democratic primary against law professor Tim Canova, a Bernie Sanders-backed challenger, with more than 57 percent of the vote.

It was the first time Wasserman Schultz had faced a primary opponent in her heavily Democratic suburban Fort Lauderdale district.

Wasserman Schultz was dragged down by her recent forced resignation as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee after leaked emails. Sanders supporters say they showed that Wasserman Schultz had given preferential treatment to Hillary Clinton in the primaries


9:15 p.m.

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has turned back a strong primary challenge and will likely be re-elected to a seventh term in Congress.

The Associated Press declared that Wasserman Schultz won her Florida Democratic primary Tuesday against law professor Tim Canova, a Bernie Sanders-backed challenger, with more than 57 percent of the vote.

It was the first time Wasserman Schultz had faced a primary opponent in her heavily Democratic suburban Fort Lauderdale district. Canova had raised about $3.3 million, an extraordinary amount for a primary challenger with no political experience. She raised $3 million but got backing from a political action committee.

Wasserman Schultz was dragged down by her recent forced resignation as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee after leaked emails. Sanders supporters say they showed that Wasserman Schultz had given preferential treatment to Hillary Clinton in the primaries


4:15 a.m.

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz will soon learn whether the controversy surrounding her resignation as the Democratic National Committee chairwoman will cost her a seventh term in Congress.

Wasserman Schultz is facing a strong primary challenge Tuesday from Tim Canova, a Bernie Sanders-backed law professor who’s making his first run for office.

Canova has raised $3.3 million, an almost unheard of amount for a first-time candidate and primary challenger. That has allowed him to operate four field offices and run TV ads. Wasserman Schultz has raised $3 million but has been assisted by political action committees.

In Wasserman Schultz’s previous elections, she never drew a primary opponent in her suburban Fort Lauderdale district or a serious Republican challenge. In general elections, she received at least 60 percent of the vote in a 2-to-1 Democratic district that stretches from the ocean to the Everglades.