Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz wins FL Democratic primary over pro-Sanders challenger
Democratic National Committee chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) appears on 'Meet The Press Daily' on May 11, 2016. (MSNBC)

Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, who last month lost her job as head of the Democratic National Committee, won a bid on Tuesday to be her party's nominee for a seventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Miami Herald reported.

The newspaper projected that Wasserman Schultz defeated Tim Canova, a law professor who is an outspoken Wall Street critic. He is aligned with U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, who lost the Democratic presidential nomination to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

(Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by Peter Cooney)