Karen Harrington

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Karen Harrington
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Florida, District 23
PartyRepublican
Personal
ProfessionSmall business owner
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Karen Harrington was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 23rd Congressional District of Florida. Harrington won the nomination in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, but was defeated by incumbent Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Career

Harrington is a small business owner. She has been running a family restaurant with her sister for the last 30 years.[2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

  • Fiscal Responsibility and Deficit Reduction
  • Healthcare
  • National Security
  • Tax Reform
  • Israel

Elections

2012

See also: Florida's 23rd Congressional District elections, 2012

Harrington was defeated by incumbent Debbie Wasserman Schultz in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3] She ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Florida's 23rd District.[4] The signature filing deadline was June 8, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012. Incumbent Debbie Wasserman Schultz sought re-election on the Democratic ticket. Harrington won the nomination in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012.[1]

U.S. House, Florida District 23 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDebbie Wasserman Schultz Incumbent 63.2% 174,205
     Republican Karen Harrington 35.6% 98,096
     Independent Ilya Katz 1.1% 3,129
Total Votes 275,430
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors

2012

Breakdown of the source of Harrington's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Harrington lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Harrington's campaign committee raised a total of $2,052,971 and spent $1,789,198.[5]

Personal

Harrington and her husband Glenn have three children, sons Ryan and Kyle and daughter Ashley, who is also married and has two children of her own.[6]

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