She has more experience and more name recognition than any of the other candidates. Martinez looks like a good conservative, but has never won a state-wide election and has limited experience. Katherine Harris is an excellent candidate. Everyone thought the Dems would beat Jeb Bush because of the 2000 election too. The Democrats made it a top priority to defeat Jeb in 2002, but they failed miserably and wasted millions feeding their own hatred. Hate doesn't win elections, but don't tell the Dems that.