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**Update-Karen Harrington to Challenge Failed BREC Chairman Richard DeNapoli

by Javier Manjarres

**Update-Richard DeNapoli has just announced he will not be running for re-election against Harrington. DeNapoli stated that he all of a sudden, received job opportunity he couldn’t pass up. I call BS. DeNapoli was being ignored by all of the past Brec Chairman, and read the writing on the wall. Richare DeNapoli resigns in shame.

Former Republican congressional candidate Karen Harrington has decided to run for Chairman of the Broward Republican Executive Committee (BREC), challenging  the embattled and excuse-ridden Richard DeNapoli.

Even though Harrington came up short ,  she has won the respect  of scores of Americans, both in the state and around the country for taking on Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz in both the 2010 & 2012 general elections.

While Harrington takes responsibility for falling short of her goal of beating ‘DWS’ DeNapoli has only given excuses for why Republicans lost in Broward, never taking any  responsibility for the blatant smackdown that Republicans sustained in Broward county. Harrington is also announcing  the support of the past BREC Chairmen. Ouch!

Ronald Reagan once stated that: “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.”  Unfortunately, our local party has suffered from a lack of such leadership. Rather, than just complain about the results of the last election cycle, I want to be a part of the solution to make sure that our party never suffers the same kind of defeat that recently occurred and I need your help to achieve this goal.

 As you know I ran for Congress against Debbie Wasserman Schultz and despite the fact that she is an entrenched Democrat incumbent and chair of the Democrat National Party, my campaign had more than four hundred volunteers, we raised over two million dollars, knocked on over twenty thousand doors and made over hundred ten thousand personal calls.  I personally walked precincts almost every day for the last 2 years and was not afraid to visit with Democrats or Independents to convince them to vote for a Republican candidate.

 I want to take the lessons learned from my campaign (especially the one about how to build an effective and inclusive campaign team) to our local party and therefore am announcing today that I will be a candidate for Chair of the Broward County Republican Executive Committee.  In the next few days I will be forming my team to assist me in this endeavor and will be announcing the slate of officers who will run with me to restore our party to relevancy in this county.  Further, I will share my proposed agenda to lead this party, restore unity and to elect Republicans in this county.

 I am proud to announce that I already have the support of former chairmen of the Broward party, as well as local elected officials, and I look forward to speaking with you personally and asking for your support.  Thank you!

Related: BREC Chairman DeNapoli Should Resign

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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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**Update-Karen Harrington to Challenge Failed BREC Chairman Richard DeNapoli

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