Sligo Leitrim: Harkin surprise leaves FF and FG rattled
Independent who entered general election race late and is considered favourite to top the poll, is taking nothing for granted
Express train moments are rare in general elections, but the declaration to stand in Election 2020 by independent Marian Harkin in the Sligo Leitrim constituency is one of those. A woman who announced her candidacy on Tuesday morning was by Tuesday afternoon considered likely by pundits, voters and probably competitors to top the poll on February 8.
Apart from the political anoraks, Harkin surprised many by her late decision to return to the political arena. She retired...
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