Did Karen Harrington “Lie” About Reason For Skipping Debate?

On Thursday, Karen Harrington skipped yet another debate for Congressional District 23. Harrington claimed she would be busy at a conservative convention in Jacksonville, Florida. The final debate was moderated by Channel 10’s Michael Putney, the dean of south Florida political reporters.

Ozzie DeFaria, another Republican candidate vying for the opportunity to challenge Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Out Of Touch), issued a statement claiming Harrington was really attending a dinner at a nearby residence. An online schedule for the Red State Gathering shows Harrington was not scheduled to appear until 3:30pm Friday.

Here’s the DeFaria statement:

“KAREN HARRINGTON CAUGHT IN ANOTHER LIE

Lies to Voters About Why She Skipped GOP Debate

Ft. Lauderdale – Last night, Karen Harrington missed her 4th Republican
debate. What was Karen’s excuse? She claims she had to be in Jacksonville to speak at a blogger’s conference. But that’s just another one of Karen’s lies.

Last night, while her Republican opponents were debating, Karen Harrington was reportedly 5 miles away in Hollywood, at Dr. Adam Splaver’s house.

There you have it. Karen Harrington caught in another lie. Karen has been pushing false and misleading attacks about Ozzie deFaria for nine months. And, she’s lying to voters about her true policy positions.

For example, Karen claims she’s against gay marriage, but a picture has emerged showing her participating in a same-sex wedding ceremony.

Karen claims Ozzie is under criminal investigation, but that’s a lie too. For political purposes, her campaign associate filed a police report with false information. Then Karen used the police report to lie about an ongoing investigation.

Karen also continues to hide the real reason she became a Republican only days before declaring her candidacy for Congress.

‘Voters can see straight through a liar. That’s probably why she lost big, by 22%, to Debbie Wasserman Schultz in 2010,’ said Ozzie deFaria. ‘Every one of Karen’s attacks against me has been personal in nature. Her dirty, misleading, and untrue smear tactics are failing with voters, and she knows it.'”

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Published by Tom Lauder

Covering South Florida Politics Since 2010...As Seen On: POLITICO, The Huffington Post, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, The Miami Herald, WPLG LOCAL 10 (ABC MIAMI), The New Times

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11 Comments

  1. Together WE CAN DEFEAT DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ!
    Vote GINEEN BRESSO for Congress!
    Watch the video! Join the wave! Vote, support, and contribute now!

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  2. Karen Harrington with her paid attack dogs like Shark Tank has been going after people with lies since 2010. First it was Robert Lowry, then in 2011 and 2012 they started with Joe Goldner, then Joe Kaufman and now Ozzie DeFaria. Karen can not win even a race for dog catcher if debated on the issues. Even in radio interviews, she wont go on a radio show unless she submits the questions to be asked first. It is time we had a real candidate who will debate the issues and we have two great ones with Ozzie DeFaria and Joe Kaufman.
    Karen, if you don’t like this post then come on lour radio show this Sunday and lets discuss this live! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/the-truth-is-out-there1/2012/08/06/the-truth-is-out-there–voice-of-the-people
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    1. Hey Joe! I agree on Karen Harrington. You are on point there my friend! But please Sir, don’t leave out Gineen Bresso when you refer to qualified candidates! She is far more qualified than any of the other candidates in this race. I agree with you that Ozzie and Joe are both good guys, but Gineen is far more qualified to serve in Congress. She is former General Counsel to the National YRs, former Federal Commissioner appointed by President G.W. Bush, Former Staff Attorney to Gov. Ehrlich. Gineen Bresso even testified in Congress against her own agency’s inflated, wasteful budget! Gineen Bresso IS the real deal and is supported by sooo many people in South Florida. We want Gineen to take on DWS and believe she can defeat her. God willing Gineen wins the primary and goes on to defeat Debbie!

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  3. Nonsense .. This is textbook for why Broward County republicans should take a broom to the leadership of the GOP here in Broward . This kind of stuff serves no purpose to the goal .

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  4. There is no excuse for a candidate to miss four debates. Nor for candidates to lie and attack one another. Vote for Juan Eliel Garcia for Congress – District 23 !
    It’s time we have someone with class and morals in Congress.

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  5. Your Zombie Princess showed up at the Broward Democratic Party’s executive meeting tonight. Is she so ashamed of Romney that she’s looking for a new home?Or is she just as stupid as we hear she is to walk into Debbie Wasserman Schultz dugout. I say she’s just dumb.. She was the big joke of the evening for hundreds of Democrats attending the meeting!

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