Broward News

Karen Harrington: "We've Got This"

After weeks of television ads, door-to-door campaigning, and no fewer than four different town-hall events, Karen Harrington was in good spirits this morning. In a brief phone call, she told the Juice that internal polling over the last few weeks -- combined with a large, last-second get-out-the-vote campaign -- has her liking her chances to unseat a South Florida franchise, Democrat congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

"The polls show us closing on her," Harrington said. "We have a lot of people working to get voters out and we're going to have a solid turnout. I think we've got this."

Harrington, a Republican who has attended a number of Tea Party events, defeated several opponents in the primary earlier this year. Every national poll also has the margin shrinking in this race.

Though the race hasn't received as much attention (or money) as the Allen West-Ron Klein standoff, Harrington says the long campaign has her pretty tired. No matter the results, Harrington says she will join several hundred of her closest friends, family, and supporters at the Rickey's Restaurant (her family business) in Pembroke Pines.

Hopefully we'll hear from her tomorrow, though she was clear about one thing: "It won't be very early in the morning. I'm gonna try to sleep in."

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Michael J. Mooney