Gayle Harrell decision on congressional bid on hold during legislative session

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Gayle Harrell hasn’t decided whether she’ll run in 2014 for the Palm Beach-Treasure Coast congressional seat held by freshman Representative Patrick Murphy.

And now that the Florida legislature has begun its 60-day session, Harrell says she “most likely” won’t decide until the session ends in early May.

“I’m very involved in session right now, concentrating totally on session,” Harrell said today.

Republicans are eager to field a candidate against Murphy, who’s considered one of the most vulnerable Democrats because his district voted 51.5 percent for Mitt Romney last November and Republicans usually have a bigger turnout advantage in non-presidential years.

More from George Bennett of the Palm Beach Post here.

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