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District 20

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Weston Democrat, is opposed by Republican Karen Harrington, a Davie restaurant owner.

Ms. Harrington, 45, wants to raise the age for collecting Social Security, get rid of the so-called ``death tax'' and garner more federal support for small businesses. She identifies closely with the tea-party movement.

Ms. Wasserman Schultz, 44, is a rising star in the Democratically controlled House. She was first elected in 2004 after serving in the Legislature for 10 years. She is a voice for young parents' issues, describing herself as one of ``a handful of female representatives with children under age 10'' who knows firsthand the many challenges of raising a family.

Our choice is Ms. Wasserman Schultz. Besides being a ``go-to'' leader on domestic issues, the policy-oriented Ms. Wasserman Schultz serves on the House Select Intelligence Oversight Panel, giving her an expertise on national-security issues.

For U.S. House of Representatives, District 20, The Miami Herald recommends DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ.