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Karen Harrington Closes Within 5% Points of Wasserman Schultz

By Javier Manjarres

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz might want to consider heading back down to South Florida to defend her congressional seat if she’s hoping to get re-elected.  Karen Harrington, Wasserman Schultz’ Republican opponent has just released an internal poll she commissioned that has her well within striking distance of Wasserman Schultz.

The Gravis Strategies poll of 385 likely voters in the Democrat-leaning 23rd congressional district in Florida has Harrington a mere 4.5% points behind Wasserman Schultz- within the 5% margin of error.  The D+11 congressional district is in a traditional South Florida Democratic stronghold, but Republicans and Independents combined outnumber Democrats.

In 2010, Harrington lost to Wasserman Schultz by 22 points and was only able to raise a few hundred thousand dollars for her campaign.  But this campaign has turned out to be another story, as Harrington raised over one million dollars and has been able to effectively campaign on Wasserman Schultz’  support for President Obama’s failed policies.

 Harrington’s early morning press release stated the following-

 We have campaigned across the district and spoken to Americans from all political affiliations, and the overwhelming consensus is that they have had enough of the dangerous, divisive and irresponsible representation from Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz that has taken our country in the wrong direction.”- Karen Harrington

According to the campaign, “the survey was conducted October 1-2 by Gravis Strategies, and has Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz leading Karen Harrington 44.2% – 39.7%, with 16.1% of voters surveyed undecided.” Harrington is turning these results into a money bomb of sorts, so supporters are encourage to visit the campaign website and contribute.  Read more here

Related: Wasserman Schultz Violates FEC Law

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators. Javier has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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  1. CraigInFlorida October 4, 2012 at 7:51 am

    This underscores one of the basic axioms of the political process, and should be a harbinger and mantra for both houses of Congress…there’s just no substitute for honest hard work and never forgetting the people who elect you and whom you serve. This is a message to all on both parties–let’s get to work and stop the sniping!

  2. sportymom5n2 October 4, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Thanks Javier for all the great work you do helping inform the voters in Florida. Karen Harrington is a conservative’s dream come true. She will help bring accountability back to an out of control, tyrannical, spendaholic Washington establishment so it is in all of our best interest to support her in every way we can! God bless you Javier and Karen Harrington!

  3. Jeff October 4, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Keep Dreaming. When Karen loses this time, will Karen run for a State seat or just quit politics? She probably could win something, just not sure what.

    • BoGo October 4, 2012 at 1:36 pm

      The better question is which smarmy lobbying firm will Debbie join after her defeat.

      My guess is something having to do with the financial industry so that the financial raping and pillaging can continue. You just know she’s going to cash in somehow, she may as well be in a position to benefit her Daddy and hubby.

      • Travelassie October 5, 2012 at 1:08 pm

        Well, that amazing ability she has to tell outrageous lies with a straight face has got to serve her well somewhere…

        Just out of the public limelight so we don’t have to see her again, hopefully…..

    • robert October 5, 2012 at 9:41 am

      she should run for davie town council. that would be perfect for her

  4. jdog October 4, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Every time I hear DWS speak, I feel a need to take a shower. She is a lying liar who lies. Sending my donation to Karen Harrington today. Please do the same.

  5. Boca Alan October 4, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Javier, please call me at 561-362-8361


  6. Dave October 4, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Debbie Positive-Wassermann is one of the biggest embarrassments to Congress and the American people. Hopefully, when the good people of Broward County take their seat back and give it to Ms. Harrington, she will find somewhere else to spew her vitriol.

    Karen Harrington and Allen West for Congress!

  7. Justin Wachin October 4, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Wednesday night’s debate may upset many Democrat plans. Ms. Wasserman Schultz is part of the problem in Washington. It is time to clean the deck and send competent people to Washington. We can no longer afford the incompetence which passes for normal on Capitol Hill and at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

  8. MM from Georgia October 5, 2012 at 6:50 am

    Great site here – I tell all to read it. Debbie is a good example of how the political game has become a freak show. She’s a national joke. At least she’s known everywhere, a well-known leftist loser.

  9. matt tsien October 6, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Harrington within 5 point of DWS !!! Terrific News

    Have began running weekly ads in two liberal publications urging vote for Karen…will send to her HQ.

  10. matt tsien October 6, 2012 at 7:28 am

    Correction: Have “begun” running weekly ads.

  11. Special Operator October 6, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Debbie is a joke and a embarrassment to Florida. Hopefully someone will investigate her income since she went to Congress. Then she can run for class president in a federal prison!!!!

  12. Betty October 6, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Debbie should long been gone. can’t stand to hear her mouth. is so ob it is sickening. she would never get my vote. like ob she thinks she is GODS gift to the human race. got news for both you were GODS gift to your mom and dad and that is it in my book

  13. Baker October 9, 2012 at 10:29 am

    What a shame that abrasive Jew sow was born too late to participate in the Holocaust.

    • Robert October 11, 2012 at 6:17 pm

      What do you mean by that? Please explain

    • chris October 21, 2012 at 2:30 pm

      what a shame that you must resort to such hateful comments.If you are any indication of the type of people who support Ms. Harrington then I say thank you for helping to re-elect Debbie Wasserman- Schultz

      • Randy October 30, 2012 at 7:43 pm

        I’m a Harrington supporter. What Baker said is way out of line. You should be banned from this site and have your arse kicked to boot! What a freaking jerk – if you’re a Republican then I am ashamed to be in the same Party! You need to apologize to everyone on this site and especially to DWS, no matter how partisan or even bad she has been – she certainly doesn’t deserve that. The Holocaust was real and our Jewish brethern suffer tremendously. You should be ashamed of yourself!

  14. Armyguy October 10, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    I watched DWS in the Florida legislature and she was a loose cannon then too. She always pops off when she should be listening and is blindly committed to the Democratic Party mantra with no room for compromise, hardly the personality type we need in congress right now. She is the type of member that prevents any forward movement by that body. Florida and the nation need DWS and other members like her to go away. Her ego has finally overloaded her commitment to her constituents.

  15. Armyguy October 10, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    DWS always been inclined to talk too much and listen too little. Sadly, she does not know how to compromise, a skill we need in Congress. It seems her ego has overloaded her commitment to serve.

    • Robert October 11, 2012 at 6:19 pm

      Please give me some examples.

      • Robert October 11, 2012 at 8:47 pm

        I didn’t think you could

  16. tammy October 11, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Karen Harrington is the savior we need! It’s an embarrassment to be from the district of fools who elected DWS. She has abandoned the district in search of being the HYIC (head yenta in charge) up in Washington and I’m sure would salivate over Pelosi’s corpse if she could find a way to off her politically. I’m always having to explain to my family that we don’t like her down here….that we think she’s a loon. The only friend who gets my situation was in a similar situation in Orlando… living in the district of another loon, Alan Grayson, who unfortunately may resurrect himself to embarrass the people of Orlando yet again.

  17. Jean M October 31, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Southern Friends – Hopefully your hard work will pay off and you will have rid our government and airwaves of this obnoxious creature DWS!

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Karen Harrington Closes Within 5% Points of Wasserman Schultz

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