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Harris: 'I'm not a Beltway boy'
Daytona Beach News-Journalonline ^ | September 02, 2006 | JAMES MILLER

Posted on 09/02/2006 7:07:29 AM PDT by NautiNurse

Her opponents in the Republican U.S. Senate primary cast front-runner Katherine Harris as a liability to the party.

Harris casts herself as a true believer who doesn't kowtow to Washington elites and doesn't play politics as usual.

Few would argue the last point. The Republican race to challenge Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson in November has been anything but usual.

It pits three political unknowns against one of the most recognized -- some might say infamous -- women in the Republican party in a race where name recognition has sometimes looked like a bad thing.

"I'm not a Beltway boy, and I'll never go along to get along," Harris said after a July campaign stop in Volusia County. The primary is "not much of a primary," she said, adding she can beat Nelson, despite polls that have consistently shown Harris trailing him in a general election showdown.

"If the liberals weren't so worried they wouldn't be hitting me so hard," the 49-year-old congresswoman from Longboat Key told an enthusiastic, if small, crowd at a restaurant in the Spruce Creek Fly-In.

But Will McBride, a 34-year-old Windermere lawyer identified in polls as her closest challenger, sees if differently.

"Republicans are fed up with the runaway spending of Congress. They're fed up with the deficit. They're fed up with the scandals they read about every day, and they're fed up with catering to special interests," McBride said. "Unfortunately, Katherine Harris is part of the problem."

A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday showed Harris garnering support from 38 percent of likely voters. McBride got 22 percent, while LeRoy Collins Jr., a 71-year-old retired Naval Reserve rear admiral from Tampa, got 11 percent. Peter Monroe, a 63-year-old lawyer from Safety Harbor with a federal government background, got 3 percent.

A press release from the Connecticut university concluded that Harris' three opponents "are so little known that none has more than 18 percent rating him favorably."

But name recognition may be a double-edged sword for Harris.

To this day, supporters sometimes thank her for her role in halting the 2000 presidential recount as Florida secretary of state.

Harris also advances positions that may have populist appeal with conservative Republicans. She advocates improved border security and a tightly monitored temporary guest worker program and pushes the so-called "fair tax," a proposed sales tax on new goods and services that would replace all other federal taxes.

But from the beginning of her campaign, Harris has been buffeted by bad press, including reports about $32,000 in campaign donations originating with a defense contractor who pleaded guilty to bribing a former California congressman. Harris said she didn't know about the money, which she later gave to charity. But her campaign has received a federal subpoena related to an investigation into the contractor.

Also troubling were defections by several staff members and a May 7 letter from the Republican Party's state chairman telling Harris the party wouldn't support her campaign because it faced "irreparable damage."

Consequently, her opponents have zeroed in, with two -- Collins and Monroe -- calling on her to withdraw from the race.

"It would be a travesty, a travesty for the Republicans to send this person forward," Monroe said.

The candidates occupy similar turf on some issues, including immigration and staying the course in Iraq.

Like Harris, McBride supports the "fair tax." But he also emphasizes giving the president a line-item veto. "I'm excited about bringing everyday experience to this job and doing it in such a way that I can be a deficit hawk with integrity," McBride said.

He also emphasizes the need to appoint judges that don't "legislate from the bench."

Collins, who has received a number of major newspaper endorsements, focuses on national defense.

To that end, he wants a tougher immigration policy, including punishment for employers who hire undocumented workers. He also wants to reduce reliance on Middle East oil by promoting alternative fuels and using incentives to get domestic auto manufacturers to improve fuel efficiency.

Monroe touts his experience with the federal government, including a post as president of the Resolution Trust Corporation, which managed the multi-billion dollar savings-and-loan bailout starting in the 1980s.

"We saved over $100 billion by being creative and finding free market solutions to problems Democrats might handle with bureaucracy," he said.

Monroe wants to tackle the state's insurance crisis by charging an add-on to insurance premiums to fund a national catastrophe fund, which he said will ultimately drive down rates by encouraging competition.

james.miller@news-jrnl.com

Office: U.S. Senate

Salary: $165,200

Term of office: 6 years

LeRoy Collins Jr.

AGE: 71

RESIDENCE: Tampa

OCCUPATION: Retired businessman and U.S. Naval Reserve rear admiral

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: None

PRIORITIES: Improve national security by securing borders, providing no special path to citizenship for illegal workers and punishing those who hire them. Reduce dependency on Middle East oil. Dialogue with Cuba.

Katherine Harris

AGE: 49

RESIDENCE: Longboat Key

OCCUPATION: Former marketer and real estate manager

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Florida secretary of state, 1999-2002; state senator, 1994-1998; U.S. representative, 2003-present

PRIORITIES: Control borders and create limited temporary worker program. Promote economic development by reducing hurdles for small business. Cut taxes. Provide better health care for veterans

Will McBride

AGE: 34

RESIDENCE: Windermere

OCCUPATION: Lawyer, former public school teacher

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: None

PRIORITIES: Reduce congressional spending by giving the president a line-item veto. Support "fair tax." Control borders and send illegal workers to the back of the line for work permits with no special path to citizenship.

Peter Monroe

AGE: 63

RESIDENCE: Safety Harbor

OCCUPATION: Lawyer, real estate developer, former federal government appointee

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: None

PRIORITIES: Tackle Florida property insurance crisis by charging an add-on to insurance rates to create a federal catastrophe fund. Take hard line with Cuba and Venezuela. Strengthen border controls, provide no special path to citizenship for illegal workers.



TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: florida; harris; katherineharris
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Harris is in it to win it!


1 posted on 09/02/2006 7:07:30 AM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: JulieRNR21; MinuteGal; Joe Brower
"I'm not a Beltway Boy" Ping!
2 posted on 09/02/2006 7:09:13 AM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: NautiNurse

I agree with her - she doesn't look anything like Mort or Fred.


3 posted on 09/02/2006 7:10:03 AM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: NautiNurse

Definitely not a Boy!

4 posted on 09/02/2006 7:12:06 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...
Harris is indeed not a "beltway boy". Which is exactly why her campaign has been subverted and undermined by the Gop since November of last year, when Karl Rove himself stated "she can't win".

As we all know, that lie has been parroted endlessly by every sycophant since that time.

She will win the primary. The GOP machine be damned.

Florida Freeper

I'm compiling a list of FReepers interested in Florida-related topics.
If you want to be added, please FReepMail me.


5 posted on 09/02/2006 7:12:18 AM PDT by Joe Brower (The Constitution defines Conservatism. *NRA*)
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To: Rummyfan

She has a man's face...you need to post the horse pic if you want to show she's female.


6 posted on 09/02/2006 7:14:47 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (I'm agnostic on evolution, but sit ups are from Hell!)
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To: Joe Brower
I posted this info on another thread at the request of another FReeper:

When Katherine Harris won statewide election for Secretary of State with 54% of the vote, Republicans represented 40% of registered voters.

In the FL 13th Congressional District 2002 and 2004 races, Republicans accounted for 48% and 46% of FL District 13 voters, respectively. Katherine Harris won each election with 55% of the vote.

7 posted on 09/02/2006 7:15:19 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Katherine Harris for U.S. Senate)
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To: Mr Rogers
She has a man's face...you need to post the horse pic if you want to show she's female.

Ouch! Lol...play nice! ; )

I haven't really made up my mind yet. I'll keep reading these and appreciate all insight on the candidates. Tuesday's coming up...

8 posted on 09/02/2006 7:19:35 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: NautiNurse

On the good news, all four have similar platforms.


9 posted on 09/02/2006 7:31:13 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Caipirabob

I wouldn't call it a man's face, but that picture shows she really makes the most of what she has.


10 posted on 09/02/2006 7:33:02 AM PDT by ClaireSolt (Have you have gotten mixed up in a mish-masher?)
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To: Mr Rogers
OK....

Definitely not a boy!

11 posted on 09/02/2006 7:33:39 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Mr Rogers

Good Lord, its better than having John McCain as our Senator!


12 posted on 09/02/2006 7:34:51 AM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: NautiNurse

No,Mrs Harris,you're clearly not a Beltway Boy.

13 posted on 09/02/2006 7:38:24 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("An empty limousine pulled up and Hillary Clinton got out")
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To: Joe Brower

If I were still in Florida, I would enthusiastically vote her and support her in any way possible PRECISELY because she is so fiercely independent and has conservative attitudes on the issues that make the most sense (plus she is not a lawyer like two of the others). Funny the article mentioned the GOP chairman of the state saying she can't win as though that statement had any significance whatsoever. I thought party chairmen weren't supposed to meddle in party primaries and undercut their own members. And then who ever heard of candidates calling on their opponents to withdraw from a race for no valid legal or ethical reason?


14 posted on 09/02/2006 7:38:34 AM PDT by wildandcrazyrussian
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To: Rummyfan
Definitely not a boy!

Damn,you beat me to it! ;-)

15 posted on 09/02/2006 7:39:40 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("An empty limousine pulled up and Hillary Clinton got out")
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To: NautiNurse

Com'on, none of the rivals in the Republican primary have ANYTHING like the face and name recognition of our own Snow White, Katherine Harris. Devoid of almost all official support, her lead in the primary race is still substantial. The Florida Republican party was not serious in mounting opposition to her, else they would have concentrated on only permitting ONE primary opponent, which would have been a rallying point to end her run for the Senate.

But the Florida Republican party dithered around on this matter, and now they are faced with an uncertainty - do they back Katherine Harris enthusiastically after the primary, or do they just surrender any chance of taking this Senate seat? Katherine Harris has ALWAYS kept her eye on what she believes to be the objective of her run for the Senate - put Bill Nelson out of a job, and get him out of the US Senate. All her campaign is directed at countering Bill Nelson, not at her immediate rivals in the primary. I do not believe she has ever mentioned their names, nor has she said one derogatory thing in public about the support she has not gotten from other Republicans. She may be having conversations behind the scenes, which may or may not be rancorous in nature, but few of us are privy to any of them.

I believe in Katherine Harris. Anybody that could withstand the storm that fell upon her in 2000, when she was carrying out the duties of her office in full accordance with the law, has earned my undying admiration.


16 posted on 09/02/2006 7:43:11 AM PDT by alloysteel (When in doubt, forge ahead anyway. To outsiders, it looks the same as boldness. Or plain crazy.)
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To: longtermmemmory
There are key differences between the candidates that don't appear in the platforms or the puff issue bites on their websites.

Collins is Pro-Abortion rights.

McBride is a Personal Injury trial lawyer first, Immigration attorney second, who marched with the leftist group Immigrants United for Freedom two weeks before filing to run for the U.S. Senate race. Endorsed by RTL.

Harris is a solid conservative with the voting record to prove it. She is endorsed by Right to Life, & NRA in the primary race.

17 posted on 09/02/2006 7:48:26 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Katherine Harris for U.S. Senate)
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To: alloysteel

Very thoughtful observations. Thanks very much for taking the time to post your analysis.


18 posted on 09/02/2006 7:50:33 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Katherine Harris for U.S. Senate)
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To: NautiNurse
McBride is a Personal Injury trial lawyer first, Immigration attorney second, who marched with the leftist group Immigrants United for Freedom two weeks before filing to run for the U.S. Senate race. Endorsed by RTL.

Thanks for the information--it really shows how messed up the Republican establishment is.

19 posted on 09/02/2006 8:03:02 AM PDT by WalterSkinner ( ..when there is any conflict between God and Caesar -- guess who loses?)
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To: NautiNurse

I admire her spunk. I think she'd be a refreshing change!


20 posted on 09/02/2006 8:04:34 AM PDT by alicewonders
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To: NautiNurse

Thanks for the rundown.
As a matter of fact....Thank you for ALL you do on FR! ;-)

Katherine Harris speaks from her heart. And is solidly conservative. Albeit, not the normal in politics today.

That said..........if we still lived in Florida, I personally would campaign for her.
God bless her and her senate run. I hope she beats the ignorance out of the rest of the pack.


21 posted on 09/02/2006 8:16:41 AM PDT by LadyPilgrim (Sealed my Pardon with HIS BLOOD!!! Hallelujah!!! What a Savior)
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To: NautiNurse

Katherine Harris has weathered a series of political storms, and personal attacks from both Democrats and Republicans. Without support form the White House, the RNC, or the Governor its a long shot whether she can beat SenNelson in the end, but one thing is for sure. She is one tough conservative woman.


22 posted on 09/02/2006 8:26:45 AM PDT by Reagan Man (Conservatives don't support amnesty and conservatives don't vote for liberals!)
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To: NautiNurse; Clintonfatigued
A little off topic but I just put this upon the MI board:

Bush to headline Bouchard Senate fundraiser  (Michigan)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush plans to travel to Michigan next week to raise money for Republican Senate candidate Mike Bouchard in his race against Sen. Debbie Stabenow, the White House said Friday.

Bush will visit Clarkston, Mich., next Friday for a luncheon fundraiser for Bouchard. The event will give the Oakland County sheriff a large infusion of campaign dollars. Similar events by the president have netted candidates about $1 million.

It's a quick million bucks!

Wasn't sure the national GOP was going to show up for this race.  I understand that in one poll Bouchard is within 4 points of StabUsAll.  Now that the primary is over, the race is rather clear.

The fact that Bouchard is actively seeking support from the President is a good thing to get the conservative base to turn out, it's so close in a state where victories are razor-thin.

Let's hope Harris can also pick up the same sort of momentum and the FL state party gets busy.  Any candidate who is afraid to associate one's self with the President is foolish, it will prove costly.

23 posted on 09/02/2006 8:29:22 AM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: NautiNurse
The GOP has stepped on it's proverbial crank not only with the Harris campaign but with DeLay as well. I wish them both well.
24 posted on 09/02/2006 8:32:21 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: Reagan Man

We are looking forward to seeing who in The Administration and RNC gets behind her after Harris wins the primary. Every bit of support will help in the general election.


25 posted on 09/02/2006 8:50:36 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Katherine Harris for U.S. Senate)
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To: LadyPilgrim

Thank you! Your support is very much appreciated! :o)


26 posted on 09/02/2006 8:52:26 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Katherine Harris for U.S. Senate)
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To: Rummyfan
Beltway Boy Not a Beltway Boy

27 posted on 09/02/2006 8:52:41 AM PDT by Nick Danger (www.redeploymurtha.com)
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To: alicewonders
I admire her spunk. I think she'd be a refreshing change!

Agree! Of course, we also appreciate her conservative voting record too!

28 posted on 09/02/2006 8:55:27 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Katherine Harris for U.S. Senate)
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To: alloysteel
I believe in Katherine Harris. Anybody that could withstand the storm that fell upon her in 2000, when she was carrying out the duties of her office in full accordance with the law, has earned my undying admiration.

Ditto.

29 posted on 09/02/2006 9:14:56 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("Fake but Accurate": NY Times)
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To: Mr Rogers
And you have the face of??????
30 posted on 09/02/2006 9:31:11 AM PDT by whatisthetruth
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To: whatisthetruth

Think the face of the one on the right, and the body of the one on the left...

;-)


31 posted on 09/02/2006 9:47:32 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (I'm agnostic on evolution, but sit ups are from Hell!)
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To: quantim
Let's hope Harris can also pick up the same sort of momentum and the FL state party gets busy. Any candidate who is afraid to associate one's self with the President is foolish, it will prove costly.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Agree....and she's quite close to him in this photo at a recent bill signing:


32 posted on 09/02/2006 11:13:35 AM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Go Katherine "ALL your base are belong to us." Go here: http://www.ElectHarris.org)
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To: alicewonders
---"I admire her spunk. I think she'd be a refreshing change."

Yup, me too. It's too bad she'll be jobless soon.

Her ambition has made Nelson the safest incumbent in the nation, and has removed her from elected office altogether.

Now, for all of her fame as the Conservative angel from Florida, she is about to become another fellow citizen with no votes in the House or Senate.

Take heart, though. I still think she declares herself running for President by next April.....if she can wait that long.

But hey, at least she'll file early, which as the Katherine Harris backers keep telling us, is the single biggest qualification to be an acceptable candidate.


As much as I like her, I really hope Bill McBride has an upset up his sleeve.

Of course, I could take the Harris backers' position and declare that he'll obviously win the primary, because all the polls lie.
33 posted on 09/02/2006 2:03:50 PM PDT by TitansAFC ("Life is just one crushing defeat after another until you just wish Flanders was dead.")
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To: NautiNurse

What makes you think she'll win the primary?


34 posted on 09/02/2006 2:06:08 PM PDT by TitansAFC ("Life is just one crushing defeat after another until you just wish Flanders was dead.")
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To: TitansAFC
What makes you think she'll win the primary?

Five reasons, in no particular order:

A. Because Katherine Harris is the best conservative candidate;

B. Because Harris will get the most votes;

C. Because we know a whole lot more about Florida politics than you do;

D. Because she knows how much it will irritate you; and

E. Because we vote in Florida, and you don't.


Feel the love

35 posted on 09/02/2006 2:26:34 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Katherine Harris for U.S. Senate)
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To: TitansAFC
I still think she declares herself running for President by next April.....if she can wait that long.

Are you planning to continue posting this propaganda Wednesday September 6?

36 posted on 09/02/2006 2:30:48 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Katherine Harris for U.S. Senate)
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To: NautiNurse
---"Are you planning to continue posting this propaganda Wednesday September 6?"---

Come Wednesday September 6th, I will be pulling for - and praying for - whoever wins the primary, period. Nelson is so out there left that ANY of the GOP candidates would be a marked improvement over him - even a RINO. Yup, he really is THAT bad.

But I do not rule out her running for President in 2008. I do not say that as facetiousness; I say that in all seriousness. She has insatiable ambition, which isn't in-and-of itself always a bad thing; but she lacks the tact and wisdom to channel it correctly. She also lacks patience.

Look, you don't know me from a hill of beans, and I know you don't think much of any of the staff who once put their heart and soul into the Harris campaign but are no more on board with her. But there is more than just speculation behind what I say when I talk about 2008. There was a lot more than mere whispers about such a run; there was a lot of quiet murmuring that winning a Senate seat in Florida would prove her electability for national-type offices.

As I said, you don't know me from a hill of beans. So take it with a grain of salt. But let me tell you there are at least a few people out there who worked their BUTTS off for her only to take the fall for her basic campaign mistakes. And there is more than just one person out there who saw how little control she had over her ambitions.

No, NautiNurse, I truly believe Katherine Harris has an eye for the Presidential office. That's no joke, and no smear. Do me a favor at the next rally. Ask her if she's ever considered running for President "someday." See if you can get her to say "no."

That being said, and my hopes for a McBride upset, it looks like she'll be the candidate for Florida. So I'll learn to deal with it. She'll get the vote of everyone I know in Florida, just as any GOP candidate would against Nelson.

But it's your turn to answer my theoretical: If Katherine Harris loses by the 30% or more than it looks like she's going to lose by, will you promise to:

A.) Finally accept that it wasn't a grand conspiracy of lies exaggerating her lack of support.

B.) Admit that she is no longer a viable statewide or national candidate.

C.) Renounce any future David-and-Goliath candidates. By this I mean in cases like this one, where backing a different primary candidate would have been the better part of valor. Not to renounce backing a Republican vs. a Democrat in an established race whatever the chances - just to renounce cases like this one.

Because as much as you don't want to believe it now, she does have higher office ambitions beyond the Senate, she IS going to get decimated against Nelson, and it WOULD have been possible to perhaps win this seat with another candidate.

And that has nothing to do with what I want or don't want, or what you believe is propoganda or is not propoganda. But time will play that one out......
37 posted on 09/02/2006 4:12:31 PM PDT by TitansAFC ("Life is just one crushing defeat after another until you just wish Flanders was dead.")
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To: Joe Brower
Harris is likely to win the GOP primary and will then be soundly defeated by Bill Nelson. The criticisms of Harris's behavior by GOP officials and former staffers are well founded, unfortunately. Those criticisms have come in a torrent not just from party officials, but from staffers and consultants that she picked and hired but then alienated.

Most of the staff types are sensible, reliable people, hard Right in their politics and genuinely dedicated to the GOP. Their various breaks with Harris commonly came due to duplicity and aberrant, abusive conduct by her, not as part of a grand conspiracy to do wonderful little Katherine in, as she seems to see it.

We all know people who are superficially appealing, but who, on close acquaintance, prove to be false or peculiar in their conduct. Harris is of that type and is a misfortune for the GOP and conservatives. I truly wish it were otherwise, but in politics as in most everything else, there is nothing to be gained by denying the faults of leaders.
38 posted on 09/02/2006 4:35:30 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: NautiNurse

In the FL 13th Congressional District 2002 and 2004 races, Republicans accounted for 48% and 46% of FL District 13 voters, respectively. Katherine Harris won each election with 55% of the vote.



In 2004 the registered democrats in CD13 was something like 32%... Do you know how President Bush faired in CD13 in 2004?


39 posted on 09/02/2006 4:57:43 PM PDT by deport
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To: TitansAFC
Hmmmm...where to begin...

First--you had better provide references to back up your assertion:

I know you don't think much of any of the staff who once put their heart and soul into the Harris campaign but are no more on board with her.

Second--your red herring bait doesn't catch fish around here. Just as boys dream of being professional athletes, and girls imagine marrying a prince, virtually every U.S. citizen has imagined the possibility of becoming President of the United States at one time or another. For goodness sakes, my own Dad told me I could do anything I set my mind to do--and I'll bet Katherine Harris' father told her the same thing. Your canard is farcical.

For you to start this latest rumor stunt against Harris on the eve of the primary is preposterous, as you feebly attempt to distinguish between "quiet murmuring" and "quiet whispers."

Lastly--My question to you about continuing your propaganda after September 5 was not a hypothetical query.

40 posted on 09/02/2006 5:28:46 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Katherine Harris for U.S. Senate)
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To: alloysteel
do they back Katherine Harris enthusiastically after the primary, or do they just surrender any chance of taking this Senate seat?

BINGO, and thank you for your input!

IMO, they will have to to throw their (belated) support, or run the risk of becoming aliened from the GOTV voters. - Not a reasonable risk. - Again, IMO.

41 posted on 09/02/2006 5:36:33 PM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: deport
Do you know how President Bush faired in CD13 in 2004?

I don't have Presidential election results by Congressional District. In 2004, Bush/Harris won Sarasota, Manatee, and Hardee counties by 54%/53%, 56%/56%, and 70%/70%, respectively. DeSoto Co. data not available.

42 posted on 09/02/2006 6:00:18 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Katherine Harris for U.S. Senate)
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To: NautiNurse

---"...virtually every U.S. citizen has imagined the possibility of becoming President of the United States at one time or another..."

That is neither here nor there. I will definitively state right now that I will not be running for president in the next three elections. Get KH to say the same.

A quiet whisper, by the way, is one person either spreading a rumor or telling a secret. A quiet murmur involves more people either spreading that rumor or telling that secret.

It's all moot. Tuesday night we'll find out if Nelson has been reelected, or if McBride wins and the GOP has a chance.

Then she can declare for 2008 - unless Bush conspires against her.

Or a tree blocks people from attending her presidential rally.

Or some non-Christians show up.



43 posted on 09/02/2006 6:05:06 PM PDT by TitansAFC ("Life is just one crushing defeat after another until you just wish Flanders was dead.")
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To: Rockingham
Think what you like, but you are dead wrong on all counts. Have you even met Ms. Harris?
44 posted on 09/02/2006 7:32:20 PM PDT by Joe Brower (The Constitution defines Conservatism. *NRA*)
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To: TitansAFC
Who is paying you to post the astroturfing garbage hammered from your keyboard?


45 posted on 09/02/2006 8:48:08 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Katherine Harris for U.S. Senate)
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To: quantim
Any candidate who is afraid to associate one's self with the President is foolish, it will prove costly.

Who are you talking about???

46 posted on 09/02/2006 8:56:53 PM PDT by danamco
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To: TitansAFC; NautiNurse; Caipirabob; seekthetruth; agincourt1415; Jacvin; SWAMPSNIPER
TitansAFC: Were you helping McBride hold this sign....or is that just a 'quiet whisper'.....LOL

FL Freepers:Talk about a campaign blunder....Last May, 33 year old immigration attorney Will McBride marched with the pro-amnesty 'Immigrants United for Freedom' (IUF) only two weeks before deciding or being 'encouraged' to file for the Senate race.

On August 12, the IUF participated with A.N.S.W.E.R., CODE PINK, Muslims Students Association & 'World Can't Wait', etc. in an anti-war on terror and anti-Israel Rally in Orlando, FL. Go here to see IUF listed among sponsors & speakers.

http://stpeteforpeace.org/aug12.html


47 posted on 09/02/2006 9:07:12 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Go Katherine "ALL your base are belong to us." Go here: http://www.ElectHarris.org)
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To: quantim

48 posted on 09/02/2006 9:15:24 PM PDT by danamco
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To: danamco

LOL, look at all the failures especially Presidential candidate #4 in line, even the commies want to be around the President!


49 posted on 09/02/2006 9:27:35 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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"Republicans are fed up with the runaway spending of Congress. They're fed up with the deficit. They're fed up with the scandals they read about every day, and they're fed up with catering to special interests," McBride said.

Typical, run of the mill talking points spoon-fed to McBride from some party hack who hit F12 somewhere in the GOP basement.

50 posted on 09/02/2006 10:01:25 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (404 Page Error Found)
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