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U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris Has Surgery
CBS (AP) ^ | 7/17/2006 | Staff

Posted on 07/17/2006 6:30:08 PM PDT by wjersey

S. Rep. Katherine Harris was "resting comfortably" at her home Monday after surgery to remove an ovarian mass, her office said.

Harris, a Florida Republican who is running for the U.S. Senate, underwent the procedure at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, her office said. Spokesman Gerry Fritz declined to answer questions about the surgery, citing Harris' wish for privacy.

An earlier statement from her office said the mass was to be biopsied and removed in a minimally invasive laparoscopic surgical procedure.

Harris' Senate campaign has been plagued by problems, and she trails Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson by more than 30 points in most polls.

Fundraising has been slow, GOP leaders tried to find another candidate, and she has received more attention for her association with a corrupt defense contractor who gave her $32,000 in illegal campaign contributions than she has on the issues.

On Friday, her office disclosed that she gave her campaign more than $3 million to run for Senate, but then took back $100,000 to finish renovating her "historic home" in Washington, D.C.

Harris had announced on national television that she would spend $10 million of her own money on the race, but a press release Friday referred to the money as a loan.

Also last week, she lost much of her core campaign staff for the second time since getting in the race last summer. Her campaign manager, Glenn Hodas, resigned after three months on the job, saying Harris was uncontrollable. He was the third person to hold the position.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 109th; florida; katherineharris
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1 posted on 07/17/2006 6:30:09 PM PDT by wjersey
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To: wjersey

I sure hope the biopsy is good news. She is having a very bad time and could use some good news for once.


2 posted on 07/17/2006 6:32:09 PM PDT by Texasforever (I have neither been there nor done that.)
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To: wjersey

My prayers for a speedy recovery for a valiant lady.


3 posted on 07/17/2006 6:34:02 PM PDT by capt. norm (W.C. Fields: "The time has come to take the bull by the tail and face the situation".)
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To: Texasforever

I do too. Prayers for our Katherine.


4 posted on 07/17/2006 6:34:59 PM PDT by CremeSaver
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To: wjersey

I have ever admired Katherine Harris and wish her well. I also think it is now an excell time to cast off the Sneate race.


5 posted on 07/17/2006 7:01:55 PM PDT by dodger
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To: wjersey
Even when under the knife the lib reporter can't help but take a shot at KH.

Despicable. Go Kate Go.

6 posted on 07/17/2006 7:02:35 PM PDT by corkoman
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To: wjersey

My wife just had that. If it was truly "minimally invasive" then she'll be on her feet in a few days, and campaigning in a week.


7 posted on 07/17/2006 7:19:16 PM PDT by DC Bound
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To: wjersey
Holy Father,

We pray for complete healing for Katherine and all Your finest blessings upon her. Help her to fill every purpose You have for her life. In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

8 posted on 07/17/2006 7:24:16 PM PDT by Faith
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To: wjersey

I just sent her a online Get Well wish through her campaign site.


9 posted on 07/17/2006 7:46:18 PM PDT by shelly38
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To: wjersey; Texasforever; shelly38; capt. norm; dodger; CremeSaver; corkoman; DC Bound; Faith; ...

For anyone who would like to send our Katherine 'Get Well Wishes'....this is the best address to use:

Rep. Katherine Harris
PO Box 25187
Sarasota, FL 34277

Please join me in praying that the mass was benign and she will recover quickly.


10 posted on 07/17/2006 8:23:00 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Annoy the liberal media....Go here to Help.......http:// ElectHarris.com)
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To: wjersey

Wishing Ms. Harris well. She certainly has learned exactly who her friends are......very disappointing indeed.


11 posted on 07/17/2006 8:26:53 PM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: JulieRNR21

Prayers for Katherine. May God hold her close in His mighty arms...and give her strength and comfort.


12 posted on 07/17/2006 8:27:59 PM PDT by LUV W ("Rather than mourning those who have died, we should thank God that such men lived.")
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To: wjersey

Prayers for a full recovery.


13 posted on 07/17/2006 8:28:29 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: JulieRNR21

Yes, I will certainly pray for that Julie.


14 posted on 07/17/2006 8:37:27 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: Joe Brower

Joe,

Would you please ping your FL List to my Post #10?


15 posted on 07/17/2006 8:40:05 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Annoy the liberal media....Go here to Help.......http:// ElectHarris.com)
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To: wjersey

A very classy lady. Prayers that everything turns out OK.


16 posted on 07/17/2006 8:42:19 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Katherine, get back in fighting form ASAP, and then go get em on the campaign trail. I have full faith in your stamina, determination, and ability to go for the gold. Hang tough!


17 posted on 07/17/2006 8:45:25 PM PDT by flaglady47
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She has to be a wreck waiting for the results of the biopsy. I'm with her in spirit at this time.....and praying for a positive outcome.

Leni

18 posted on 07/17/2006 8:58:34 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: JulieRNR21

>>For anyone who would like to send our Katherine 'Get Well Wishes'....this is the best address to use:

Rep. Katherine Harris
PO Box 25187
Sarasota, FL 34277 <<

I long have had this address, thank you . .


19 posted on 07/17/2006 10:15:25 PM PDT by marc costanzo ("God does this healing, the Doctor collects the reward" - - Ben Franklin)
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To: flaglady47; All

>>Katherine, get back in fighting form ASAP, and then go get em on the campaign trail. I have full faith in your stamina, determination, and ability to go for the gold. Hang tough!<<

Yes, stay strong, and do what is Wise !


20 posted on 07/17/2006 10:17:27 PM PDT by marc costanzo ("God does this healing, the Doctor collects the reward" - - Ben Franklin)
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