By  Yaël Ossowski and Marianela Toledo | Florida Watchdog

PEMBROKE PINES — Speaking exclusively to Florida Watchdog, businesswoman Karen Harrington laid out her case for the Republican nomination in the battle for the Congressional District 23 seat against Democratic U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

“The first  thing we have to do is not spend more money than we take in,” she told Florida Watchdog.

“For the last four years, we have national debts ranging over $1 trillion each year, and that’s what is continuing to contribute to our national debt.

“So we have to get our spending under control, just like you and I would do in business and in our personal lives,” said Harrington, owner of Rickey’s Restaurant and Lounge in Hollywoodand Pembroke Pines.

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