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(Katherine) Harris thrills Broward fans
Miami Herald ^ | 8-25-06 | ERIKA BOLSTAD

Posted on 08/25/2006 8:22:12 PM PDT by JulieRNR21

CAMPAIGN 2006 | U.S. SENATE Harris thrills Broward fans

Republican U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris reveled in her underdog status Thursday during campaign appearances in Democrat-friendly Broward County.

BY ERIKA BOLSTAD ebolstad@MiamiHerald.com

As a U.S. Senate hopeful who's expected to take on an incumbent U.S. senator with a 30-point lead, Katherine Harris knows all about being an underdog.

But Thursday, the Sarasota congresswoman was among fellow Republican underdogs, as she brought her Senate campaign to a place with more Democratic voters than any other county in the state.

''We're all fighting the good fight,'' Harris told Republican supporters gathered in Davie for a Republican club meeting.

Harris leads three lesser-known GOP candidates going into the Sept. 5 primary, but when it comes to taking on Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson in November, Harris is 30 points down.

Thursday, she picked up the endorsement of Tom Truex, the Davie mayor who has turned his central Broward County town into a Republican island in a sea of Democratic voters.

Harris also popped into the Republican Club of Century Village in Pembroke Pines -- another place where Republicans have long been underdogs.

But among the 40 Republicans gathered Thursday night in Davie, Harris was their underdog. Their rock star. Their political icon. And a sight for sore eyes for lonely Republicans.

`THRILLED'

''You've just thrilled the daylights out of me,'' beamed Hank Lippe, 64, a Pembroke Pines retiree and founding member of the Southwest Broward Political Organization.

On Sept. 5, Harris faces three lesser-known candidates: LeRoy Collins Jr., Will McBride and Peter Monroe. All three trail Harris in the polls.

''Forget about the polls,'' Truex told the crowd Thursday night. ``There's one poll that counts and it's the one on Election Day.''

But the troubles keep coming for Harris.

Dozens of staffers have quit her campaign. And even top Republicans like Gov. Jeb Bush encouraged her not to run for the statewide seat.

In an interview before her appearance in Davie, Harris brushed it all aside -- including the larger-than-life image she knows everyone has of her.

''I think it's a caricature that they like to create, and it's not going to stick,'' Harris said. ``When people meet me, they say I'm nothing like what the liberals have tried to make of me.''

PRESS DISMISSED

So far, Harris has failed to garner any endorsements from any major Florida newspaper, a vote of no-confidence that she dismisses with a wave of her hand.

''I did not anticipate editorial board endorsements,'' Harris said. ``I didn't even bother to go to a lot of the editorial boards. It doesn't matter.''

Especially not to Republican voters like Cassie Mires, 32, of Miami, who stopped by to see Harris on her way home from her Broward School Board job. Like Lippe, she was clearly charmed.

''I support a woman whose doing anything positive for the community,'' said Mires, a former staffer for former Republican congressman, J.C. Watts Jr. of Oklahoma.

''I like that she's tenacious. And she just keeps going,'' Mires added.


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: election2006; florida; harrisforsenate; katherineharris; senate
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''You've just thrilled the daylights out of me,'' beamed Hank Lippe, 64, a Pembroke Pines retiree and founding member of the Southwest Broward Political Organization.

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''I support a woman whose doing anything positive for the community,'' said Mires, a former staffer for former Republican congressman, J.C. Watts Jr. of Oklahoma.

''I like that she's tenacious. And she just keeps going,'' Mires added.

1 posted on 08/25/2006 8:22:13 PM PDT by JulieRNR21
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To: JulieRNR21

Be a hoot if she beats Nelson. The Hezbocrats will need ALL the fraud they can muster.


2 posted on 08/25/2006 8:28:27 PM PDT by Waco
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To: JulieRNR21

And she looks great on horseback...


3 posted on 08/25/2006 8:29:01 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy (It's a fight to the death with Democrats.)
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To: MinuteGal; Mase; RNO1; Nick Danger; mission9; pleikumud; Dominick; tutstar; sarasmom; FreeKeys; ...

Katherine harris gets a warm welcome from her Republican base in Democrat-friendly Broward County.


PING


4 posted on 08/25/2006 8:31:03 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Go Katherine! All your base are belong to us! Go here: www.ElectHarris.org)
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To: Waco
Be a hoot miracle if she beats Nelson.

There. All better.

5 posted on 08/25/2006 8:31:44 PM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (Man Law: You Poke It, You Own It)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy
And she looks great not on horseback.......LOL


6 posted on 08/25/2006 8:33:39 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Go Katherine! All your base are belong to us! Go here: www.ElectHarris.org)
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To: JulieRNR21

I REALLY hope she wins.

It will be good to have a REAL COnservative in Office AND force the ingrate Bushes to eat humble pie for slighting her, after the support she gave in the face of withering leftist attacks when Bush ran for Office First time around.


7 posted on 08/25/2006 8:33:43 PM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: JulieRNR21

Thank you Julie. A good news bump tonight!!


8 posted on 08/25/2006 8:34:02 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: JulieRNR21
Katherine Harris says failure to elect Christians will "legislate sin"
9 posted on 08/25/2006 8:34:21 PM PDT by sinkspur (Today, we settled all family business.)
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To: ZULU; Waco; potlatch
Standing behind this great President is a great conservative Congresswoman:


10 posted on 08/25/2006 8:42:51 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Go Katherine! All your base are belong to us! Go here: www.ElectHarris.org)
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To: JulieRNR21

Thanks for pinging me to the picture. Yes - they should be supporting her!!


11 posted on 08/25/2006 8:50:13 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: JulieRNR21

When she wins the republican primary, which she undoubtedly will, and the general election campaign gets statted, the question will need to be posed to Jeb and even George about whether they will support Harris against Nelson. Wonder if they'll be ambivalent.


Anyhow, Go Katherine!


12 posted on 08/25/2006 8:58:20 PM PDT by adorno
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To: JulieRNR21
Goodness, this little gal is taking on that giant of liberal democratic pussyhood, Bill Nelson, on her own..I think that is absolutely amazing..No support from the Poobahs of the Republican party, state or national..Wow, they must love Bill Nelson..Where are the alternate candidates for the Republicans, hey Jeb, throw in your hat, oh, sorry, you've afraid of Bill kicking your ass. Well you can at least support someone with balls larger than yours and get behind Kate Harris...
13 posted on 08/25/2006 8:59:08 PM PDT by ChEng (ay)
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To: JulieRNR21
I just love that picture, there is another great one from the same meeting.

So far, Harris has failed to garner any endorsements from any major Florida newspaper, a vote of no-confidence that she dismisses with a wave of her hand.

Who are they kidding?

Florida newspaper's endorsement, wow!

A joke, the Fla "drive-by" L.S.M. only have their eyes focused on the "ass-naut" cadet b.n.

14 posted on 08/25/2006 9:15:12 PM PDT by danamco
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To: ChEng

My take is not that they want the Democrat to win but feel that she is so behind in the poles that money and time is best spent elsewhere to ensure a Republican keeps or gains a seat.


15 posted on 08/25/2006 9:15:56 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME))
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To: snugs

whoops polls not poles.


16 posted on 08/25/2006 9:16:34 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME))
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To: JulieRNR21

She REALLY looks great on Horseback!

17 posted on 08/25/2006 9:17:05 PM PDT by austinmark ("May the Flea's of a Thousand Camels Nest in ALLAH's Pubic Hair" !!!)
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To: austinmark

That thar's a nice pair of 36's and a gun!


18 posted on 08/25/2006 9:21:42 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy (It's a fight to the death with Democrats.)
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To: adorno
Nice post. I really don't know what the state and national party are thinking..Geez, serious stuff... this is for the U.S., fecking, Senate..It's as if the Republicans owe Nelson a pass..What did he do for the Bush administration to warrant that? (anyone know or even suspect?)Kate Harris, to some (not me), may not be the perfect candidate, but Geeezzzz, next to Boxer, Murphy, Clinton and twenty other Dem senators, she's a shining light...The party has been banging my phone, internet and secret hideout for weeks, asking for money. Sorry, until you guys support Harris, or a viable substitute, my bucks go to Kate...
19 posted on 08/25/2006 9:22:41 PM PDT by ChEng (ay)
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To: adorno
I do believe the GOP big elephants will campaign for & support Katherine after she wins the Primary.


20 posted on 08/25/2006 9:25:18 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Go Katherine! All your base are belong to us! Go here: www.ElectHarris.org)
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To: JulieRNR21

She's already proven herself while under fire. I cannot understand why the Pubbies are not united behind her.


21 posted on 08/25/2006 9:27:10 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy (It's a fight to the death with Democrats.)
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To: ChEng

The party has been banging my phone, internet and secret hideout for weeks, asking for money. Sorry, until you guys support Harris, or a viable substitute, my bucks go to Kate...




Me too and I tell them I donate directly to conservative candidates like Katherine Harris!


22 posted on 08/25/2006 9:27:47 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Go Katherine! All your base are belong to us! Go here: www.ElectHarris.org)
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To: snugs

Regardless, Why is not Jeb or some other high profile Republican, Tommy Franks etc. taking on this liberal ponce?


23 posted on 08/25/2006 9:29:25 PM PDT by ChEng (ay)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

Since she has some opposition in the primary... the FL GOP is not endorsing anyone before Sept. 5

When she wins the Primary that will change....


24 posted on 08/25/2006 9:30:08 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Go Katherine! All your base are belong to us! Go here: www.ElectHarris.org)
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To: danamco

The rabid liberal FL press hates Harris with a passion second only to their hatred of GWB.

Her own hometown paper is owned by the NY Times and it attacks her constantly.

She does not need to get any newspaper endorsements....the FL grassroots are the key for her to beat Nelson.

With the GOP base behind her....she an do it!


25 posted on 08/25/2006 9:35:54 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Go Katherine! All your base are belong to us! Go here: www.ElectHarris.org)
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To: JulieRNR21
"Standing behind this great President is a great conservative Congresswoman:" Yeah...But... Too bad HE won't stand by her the way she stood by him.
26 posted on 08/25/2006 9:43:50 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: JulieRNR21

She is indeed a very pretty lady! I hope she wins against all odds.


27 posted on 08/25/2006 9:50:08 PM PDT by danmar (Let him that would move the world first move himself..---- Socrates)
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To: LegendHasIt

Just wait and see what happens after she wins the FL Primary!


28 posted on 08/25/2006 9:52:51 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Support the Pendleton 8......They are presumed Innocent until proven guilty!)
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To: danamco; snugs; Hoosier-Daddy; ChEng

29 posted on 08/25/2006 9:59:00 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Go Katherine "ALL your base are belong to us." Go here: http://www.ElectHarris.org)
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To: JulieRNR21

I hope so.


30 posted on 08/25/2006 9:59:52 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: JulieRNR21
Thank you Julie. I've spent the last thirty years working and playing with military, maritime, aviation and medical types. People that relay on reason, logic and common sense to get the job done..the best of the best (I married one) nurses..
31 posted on 08/25/2006 10:00:39 PM PDT by ChEng (ay)
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To: austinmark

Man,she really does. thanks for posting the pic


32 posted on 08/25/2006 10:12:38 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: NautiNurse; RNO1; Mase; mission9; Extremely Extreme Extremist; Unicorn; Joe Brower; windchime; ...

Katherine Harris gets a warm welcome from her Republican base in Democrat-friendly Broward County.


PING


33 posted on 08/25/2006 10:13:28 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Go Katherine "ALL your base are belong to us." Go here: http://www.ElectHarris.org)
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To: JulieRNR21

40 folks. That has to be a record.

Did she get her starbucks just right?

Tammy-Faye Harris is a control freak, obsessed with minor details, and abuses her staff.

She is a white cynthia mckinee.

Good for her on the election thing, but she is still tamy-Faye.


34 posted on 08/25/2006 10:53:00 PM PDT by MonroeDNA (Soros is a communist goon, controlled by communist goons.)
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To: JulieRNR21

This is pretty funny, Catherine interns, talking to yourselves.

It won't work.

We are against you, Tammy-Faye.

And you went all religeous, too. Good move. NOT.


35 posted on 08/25/2006 10:58:07 PM PDT by MonroeDNA (Soros is a communist goon, controlled by communist goons.)
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To: ChEng
Why is not Jeb or some other high profile Republican, Tommy Franks etc. taking on this liberal ponce?

Uh, because they declined?

Where have you been? Nobody but Harris has the guts to challenge Nelson.

36 posted on 08/25/2006 11:21:55 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (404 Page Error Found)
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To: MonroeDNA

Beat it troll


37 posted on 08/25/2006 11:22:48 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (404 Page Error Found)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

LOL!

Mouse over my name, for a date on this forum, newbie.


38 posted on 08/25/2006 11:48:20 PM PDT by MonroeDNA (Soros is a communist goon, controlled by communist goons.)
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To: MonroeDNA
Yeah you're real smart. It took you two posts to try and make an anti-Harris smear.
39 posted on 08/25/2006 11:49:45 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (404 Page Error Found)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...
Florida Freeper


40 posted on 08/26/2006 4:17:14 AM PDT by Joe Brower (The Constitution defines Conservatism. *NRA*)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; MonroeDNA

I think Monroe has a vested interest in seeing Harris fall. He's real clever for a "cartoon Repbulican". (South Park Republican.)


41 posted on 08/26/2006 4:55:13 AM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

"Beat it troll"

I'd be very hesitant to call someone who has been on FR since 1997 a troll. Perhaps it's just someone who disagrees with you in regard to Harris. He's not alone.


42 posted on 08/26/2006 7:09:43 AM PDT by MineralMan (Non-evangelical Atheist)
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To: MonroeDNA

Gun-owning, meat-eating, tax-hating, hairy-chested, knuckle-dragging, straight white male. I like fast cars, fast bikes, and jumping waves in the ocean on my Sea-Doo for fun.
Former auto mechanic and all around lunatic, ex Air Force.




Eeeeeeeek.....you are scaring the heck outta of Tammy-Faye !!!!!!!!!!!


43 posted on 08/26/2006 11:18:39 AM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Go Katherine "ALL your base are belong to us." Go here: http://www.ElectHarris.org)
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To: raybbr
"I think Monroe has a vested interest in seeing Harris fall."

Nope. Just one man's opinion, that is all. I do not like control freaks leading us. Tammy-Faye Harris is, by all accounts, a control freak.

Her staff resigns on a tighter schedule than Old Faithful. They all say the same thing: She is obsessed with details, has to have her Starbucks coffee a certain way, berates her staff in front of each other, tells them they "are stupid," etc. There are many blogs by former staffers that reveal her true character.

Character matters, and she is devoid.

Now she says it is a sin to elect non-christians.

Tammy-Faye is the perfect name for her.

44 posted on 08/26/2006 1:23:11 PM PDT by MonroeDNA (Soros is a communist goon, controlled by communist goons.)
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To: JulieRNR21
"But among the 40 Republicans gathered Thursday night in Davie, Harris was their underdog."

40 people showed.

I can get 200 on my lawn in 15 minutes with a sign that says, "Free Icecream."

45 posted on 08/26/2006 1:26:03 PM PDT by MonroeDNA (Soros is a communist goon, controlled by communist goons.)
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To: MonroeDNA

40 people showed.

I can get 200 on my lawn in 15 minutes with a sign that says, "Free Icecream."




Sure you can....anybody can get a crowd with free ice cream.

It took guts for these folks to acknowledge that they are Republicans in the RAT infested Broward County which has nore Dems than any other FL county.



Excerpt:

Thursday, she picked up the endorsement of Tom Truex, the Davie mayor who has turned his central Broward County town into a Republican island in a sea of Democratic voters.

Harris also popped into the Republican Club of Century Village in Pembroke Pines -- another place where Republicans have long been underdogs.




Harris is following the same strategy that helped Bush win FL in 2004....she's going to the small towns & small groups that most politicians have ignored. These people won't forget that she came to see them....they will be the volunteers who will get out the vote for her.

And that will help her win the primary and on 11-7.......


46 posted on 08/26/2006 1:40:51 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Go Katherine "ALL your base are belong to us." Go here: http://www.ElectHarris.org)
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To: JulieRNR21

I'm in Broward.

40 people showed up.

40.


48 posted on 08/26/2006 1:59:50 PM PDT by MonroeDNA
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To: MonroeDNA

Harris is following the same strategy that helped Bush win FL in 2004....she's going to the small towns & small groups that most politicians have ignored.

These people won't forget that she came to see them....they will be the volunteers who will get out the vote for her.

And that will help her win the primary and on 11-7.......


49 posted on 08/26/2006 2:12:04 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Go Katherine "ALL your base are belong to us." Go here: http://www.ElectHarris.org)
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To: MonroeDNA
Nope. Just one man's opinion, that is all. I do not like control freaks leading us. Tammy-Faye Harris is, by all accounts, a control freak.

I'll have to take your word for it. Sorry if I offended.

50 posted on 08/26/2006 3:27:45 PM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote.)
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