Tim Canova wants to take down one of the biggest names in Democratic politics: Democratic National Committee chairwoman, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Canova announced last week that he will challenge Wasserman Schultz, a Florida Democrat, in the August Democratic primary for her seat.
"What I have going for me are issues that are breaking my way and will break my way," Canova told the American Prospect.
Canova supports Bernie Sanders' campaign for president. Wasserman Schultz has been criticized by some as working to boost Hillary Clinton against Sanders.
Saturday, Canova took part in a Reddit Ask Me Anything, "AMA." He made it clear he hopes to court a base of Sanders backers with a campaign effort similar to the Vermont senator: outreach to younger and non-traditional voters, internet activism and a focus on small donations.
Canova is a professor of law and public finance at Nova Southeastern School of Law, a strident critic of Wall Street who supports financial regulatory reform.