Which orifice did you pull this factoid out of....
Published Wednesday, January 7, 2004
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Katherine Harris travels to Washington today to meet with White House officials and other political leaders over the next two days to tell them whether she will run for a Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Bob Graham, a Democrat.
The Sarasota Republican said Tuesday she has made her decision but feels obliged to inform others privately before announcing it, which she said she will do next week. Harris also said she would meet with political consultants while in Washington.
"I have my heart and mind set and am very much looking forward to making a decision public and focusing on that, because I think it's the right decision, and I'm excited about it," Harris said in a telephone interview from Florida.
If she isn't running, she may just be asserting her independence and willingness to run so it doesn't look like the White House just tossed her aside. "I was all ready to run, it would have been fine, really it would have, but I decided I'm going to concentrate on my job in the House for now."