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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

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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To: JulieRNR21
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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To: corkoman; All

>>Even when under the knife the lib reporter can't help but take a shot at KH.<<

It is to be expected from ALL Liberals and Lefties, for they have no decency !


21 posted on 07/17/2006 10:18:45 PM PDT by marc costanzo ("God does this healing, the Doctor collects the reward" - - Ben Franklin)
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To: JulieRNR21

She has my prayers JulieRNR21.


22 posted on 07/18/2006 2:53:32 AM PDT by fatima (You can read History or make it,fatima)
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To: JulieRNR21
Please join me in praying that the mass was benign and she will recover quickly.

Amen!

23 posted on 07/18/2006 3:14:40 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (The right wants victory, the left wants to surrender. It's that simple.)
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To: wjersey
Thanks for posting this information...Got up a while a go...Been channel surfing to try and find out how things went...My prayers are with her and her family today...I plan on calling her office today with good wishes...I just hope the news is good...God Bless You Katherine.....Wes
24 posted on 07/18/2006 3:47:12 AM PDT by RNO1 (POW's Never Ever Have A Good Day)
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To: wjersey

Praying for the best possible outcome for Ms. Harris. May God be with her and watch over her as she awaits the results of this test.


25 posted on 07/18/2006 4:22:44 AM PDT by Dinah Lord (fighting the Islamic Jihad - one keystroke at a time...)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...
From JulieRNR21's post #10:

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

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26 posted on 07/18/2006 6:05:43 AM PDT by Joe Brower (The Constitution defines Conservatism. *NRA*)
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To: JulieRNR21

Thanks, Julie. She is in our thoughts and prayers.


27 posted on 07/18/2006 6:59:13 AM PDT by davisfh
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To: JulieRNR21

Thanks, Julie. I am joining you in prayer for her well being.


28 posted on 07/18/2006 2:41:07 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: fatima; tiredoflaundry; RNO1; Coop; Dinah Lord; Joe Brower; marc costanzo; MinuteGal; flaglady47; ..

Your prayers are very much appreciated.
I have sent a copy of this thread to Katherine.


29 posted on 07/18/2006 7:24:55 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Annoy the liberal media....Go here to Help.......http:// ElectHarris.com)
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To: JulieRNR21

Bump Julie!


30 posted on 07/18/2006 7:26:42 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: JulieRNR21

We will pray on the air tom.Tell her she has many who admire and support her.


31 posted on 07/18/2006 7:31:10 PM PDT by fatima (You can read History or make it,fatima)
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To: RNO1; fatima; NautiNurse; MinuteGal; Joe Brower; Coop; potlatch; Unicorn; I got the rope; ...
I just found this information in a news report:

"It's very encouraging that she went home the same day and, hopefully, it means she has an excellent prognosis for a full recovery," said Dr. Andrew Berchuck, chief of the obstetrics and gynecology department at the Duke University School of Medicine.

Berchuck, who was not involved in Harris' care, said it would be "very unusual" for a patient who underwent Harris' type of surgery to be released the same day if doctors believed she had cancer.

Harris' office had previously described the surgery as preventive and a "minimally invasive laparoscopic surgical procedure."

A typical procedure involves the removal of the ovary and fallopian tube, Berchuck said. If the growth appears smooth, a preliminary examination could immediately give doctors reasonable confidence that it is benign and a final biopsy could be completed in four to seven days.
32 posted on 07/20/2006 10:24:24 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Annoy the liberal media....Go here to Help.......http:// ElectHarris.com)
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To: JulieRNR21
Berchuck, who was not involved in Harris' care, said it would be "very unusual" for a patient who underwent Harris' type of surgery to be released the same day if doctors believed she had cancer.

That was my thought. I'll keep praying !

33 posted on 07/21/2006 12:31:52 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (The right wants victory, the left wants to surrender. It's that simple.)
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To: JulieRNR21
Thanks for the update, Julie. Will be praying for positive diagnosis.

Leni

34 posted on 07/21/2006 6:03:02 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: JulieRNR21

Prayer bump Julie!


35 posted on 07/21/2006 3:46:26 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: MinuteGal; tiredoflaundry; Joe Brower; fatima; marc costanzo; Dinah Lord; Phyllis; samantha; ...

I just got this email about Katherine Harris. (Apologies for any double pings....I'm using several ping lists)

Hi Julie:

I've attended a "Candidates Breakfast" today. This "breakfast" featured candidates for various offices...You would have enjoyed it...

Several of us asked the host about Katherine Harris' status. To our surprise, the host said that Katherine will tell us herself how she's doing in person.

Katherine popped in, shook hands with everyone, & then told us that "with the help of a good doctor & a good God, I'm doing fine -- thank you for all your cards and prayers..." She then told us that the next day, after the surgery, she voted, and her life went back to normal...That was great news!

Then, Katherine spoke for quite some time telling us the difference between herself and Nelson, and how inaccurate the H-T (Sarasota Herald-Tribune) is.
Her presentation was TOPS!


36 posted on 07/22/2006 12:33:29 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Annoy the liberal media....Go here to Help.......http:// ElectHarris.com)
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To: wjersey

Prayer BUMP


37 posted on 07/22/2006 12:40:09 PM PDT by B Knotts (Newt '08!)
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To: JulieRNR21

Oh thank goodness. This is very good news. :0)


38 posted on 07/22/2006 12:55:14 PM PDT by CremeSaver (Prayers for Israel.)
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To: JulieRNR21

That is great news!


39 posted on 07/22/2006 1:10:08 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (The right wants victory, the left wants to surrender. It's that simple.)
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To: JulieRNR21

That's some great news, thanks Julie


40 posted on 07/22/2006 1:14:28 PM PDT by ThreePuttinDude ().....Go Cubbies .....()
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To: JulieRNR21
Good news, Julie. Thanks for the update!
41 posted on 07/22/2006 1:20:25 PM PDT by Joe Brower (The Constitution defines Conservatism. *NRA*)
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To: JulieRNR21
Thanks for the good news...I had a feeling that every thing was going to turn out right...My wife several years ago had a large growth...We pretty well knew after the surgery that it was OK...Even though we still had to wait...When she went home right afterwords....Then I felt very good about it...She does not have to tell us how wrong the Sarasota Newspaper is....Just need to read it once....LOL
42 posted on 07/22/2006 1:49:45 PM PDT by RNO1 (POW's Never Ever Have A Good Day)
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To: JulieRNR21

Yaaaay, God!

This sounds like really good news for Ms. Harris.

Prayers continue for the best possible outcome - in the election and in life!

Cheers - Dinah


43 posted on 07/22/2006 2:08:56 PM PDT by Dinah Lord (fighting the Islamic Jihad - one keystroke at a time...)
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To: JulieRNR21

Julie, thanks for the update...and congrats to Katherine! This is great news.


44 posted on 07/22/2006 6:36:57 PM PDT by goresalooza (Nurses Rock!)
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To: B Knotts

Thanks for your prayers....please read my post #36.

Thanks be to God from Whom all blessing flow!
We learned today that Katherine is doing well!


45 posted on 07/22/2006 6:49:28 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Annoy the liberal media....Go here to Help.......http:// ElectHarris.com)
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To: JulieRNR21

That is very good news Julie, thanks for pinging.


46 posted on 07/22/2006 7:08:19 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: FreeKeys; danamco; Chanticleer; SoFloFreeper; Victoria Delsoul; windchime; summer; Humal; ...

Harris campaigns in TCoast days after surgery

By Daphne Duret
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Saturday, July 22, 2006

STUART — U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris showed up in Martin County today asking supporters for their help in her bid for the U.S. Senate.

"There's so much at stake right now, I can't stop," Harris told the several dozen who attended a reception for the congresswoman at the Knights of Columbus.


Harris' visit to the Treasure Coast comes just five days after she had surgery to remove an ovarian mass. It is the third time the Republican from Longboat Key has visited the area in her campaign to win the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat. The winner will challenge incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Melbourne, in the November election.

The three other GOP candidates in the Sept. 5 primary are Will McBride, an Orange County attorney; Peter Monroe, a Pinellas County developer; and Adm. LeRoy Collins Jr., a retired naval officer.

Before beginning her speech, she shook hands with every person in the room thanking them for being there.

Then she asked Martin County's Republican leaders to ignore the polls, which most show her trailing Nelson by more than 30 points.

She spoke to the crowd for more than half an hour.

Regarding the war in the Middle East, she said she supported Israel's fight against Hezbollah.

On the topic of the nation's domestic immigration policy, she said she supports strict guidelines, but said sending all illegal immigrants back to their native countries and asking them to reapply to reenter the United States was unrealistic.

Harris thanked them for their concern over her health and reminded them that she returned to the House floor a day after surgery and voted in favor of a proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.

The vote fell short of the two-thirds majority it would have needed to pass to the Senate.

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/localnews/content/local_news/epaper/2006/07/22/0722harrisfeed.html


47 posted on 07/22/2006 8:42:53 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Annoy the liberal media....Go here to Help.......http:// ElectHarris.com)
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To: JulieRNR21

Thanks for the update, Julie, and prayers for a speedy recovery.


48 posted on 07/22/2006 9:01:02 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: JulieRNR21

>>Katherine popped in, shook hands with everyone, & then told us that "with the help of a good doctor & a good God, I'm doing fine -- thank you for all your cards and prayers..." She then told us that the next day, after the surgery, she voted, and her life went back to normal...That was great news!

Then, Katherine spoke for quite some time telling us the difference between herself and Nelson, and how inaccurate the H-T (Sarasota Herald-Tribune) is.
Her presentation was TOPS!<<

This is very good news !

Sorry I was so late in replying, but this room were I am working online from is a scorcher in the afternoon .
Tempertures were 106 degrees in the shade this Saturday,
here in Woodland Hills . .


49 posted on 07/23/2006 6:12:05 AM PDT by marc costanzo (Strength & Honor)
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