Skip to comments.Harris Wins Republican Nomination Poised to Defeat Bill Nelson in November
Posted on 09/05/2006 10:32:44 PM PDT by JulieRNR21
HARRIS WINS REPUBLICAN NOMINATION
POISED TO DEFEAT BILL NELSON IN NOVEMBER
TAMPA, FLCongresswoman Katherine Harris received the Republican nomination for United States Senate this evening, and celebrated her landslide victory at campaign headquarters with nearly a hundred grassroots supporters in attendance. Harris received the nomination by winning nearly every one of Floridas 67 counties, demonstrating voters confidence in her leadership and ability to unseat Bill Nelson in November.
Congresswoman Harris states, I am thankful for the widespread support demonstrated by tonights strong victory. Im thankful for the personal sacrifices made by my family, staff and many dear friends who all united on my behalf because Florida deserves better than Bill Nelson. When elected to the Senate in November, I will finish the fight I started in the House and ensure that Florida remains a place where hard-working families can keep more of their hard-earned money while living in safe and affordable communities.
While the Harris campaign is very pleased with tonights election results, all of our energies will continue to be focused upon unseating the do-nothing liberal incumbent, Bill Nelson. Harris opponent has missed countless opportunities to provide the leadership Florida deserves in the United States Senate while she has a clear record of demonstrating leadership and delivering results for all Floridians.
While serving in the State Senate, as Secretary of State, and in the United States Congress, Katherine Harris has fulfilled her promises and fought for Floridas best interests. Throughout her tenure in public office, Harris has championed legislation to bolster Floridas economic development, cut taxes, reduce government spending and support traditional values. Katherine Harris will continue to do what is right for the people of Florida and work to advance their values as the next Republican U.S. Senator from the great state of Florida.
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Looks like early demonrat reports of her ignominious defeat were greatly exaggerated.
Or could have been that she rigged the election? Anyone check those diebold machines????
You'd get better odds at Harrah's on the Devil Rays winning the World Series.
Oh, MUST we descend to the Dems "when dreams become facts" level?
I dont know whether to laugh or cry.
She should have stayed on as a congressman.
For me, the bigger question is why no other "big name" republicans stepped forward to put the seat into play.
New Harris thread........PING
This thread is embarassing.
Yes, she is beautiful ! !
Why do you say that?
I am already here !
How do you account for the polls being so far removed from reality? Quinnipiac polled Harris at 38% for the primary just the other day, and she won with 50% of the vote. Please help me understand how this happens.
Oh--and here are some photos from Harris Campaign HQ tonight. Kathrine was her usual gracious self. She was a real trooper campaigning all day in the searing heat, waving signs to passersby at traffic intersections. The responses were overwhelmingly positive. I know, because I was there.
Then don't come back, who invited you anyway - - !
A Dream can become Reality, even against great odds . .
Yes, she is beautiful ! !
I know, I know, but people have to say something nice...
I don't know what is the matter with some Republicans and conservatives.
The demonrats were planning to recount their way to victory, stealing the election from Dub and putting Count Taxula's henchman Algore into the White House, and this woman stepped out right in front of that tank, held her hand up, and said "Not on my watch."
Far as I'm concerned she has more cojones than most of the so-called men in the Republican Party, and I just hope I have a chance to vote for her some day.
You picked the wrong (or right) person to ask. I know two people who work in polling, and a half hour with either of them will have you discounting ALL polls.
If there is a general direction of movement in numerous polls with FAIR questioning and sampling, it MAY indicate movement in the electorate, but that's the most I will give polls--as general indicators, over time.
Other than in the very specific conditions I mention above, polls are BS.
"How do you account for the polls being so far removed from reality?"
Demonrat polls have no connection with reality. They are made-up data intended to create self-fulfilling prophesies, nothing more.
Poised to do what?
Isn't it ironic that all the people who scream "betrayal" at the first sign that a politician they voted for will sell them out for political expediency, are also the first ones to dump a courageous woman like her overboard for the same political expediency.
If we want our politicians to show loyalty to us, maybe we ought to start by displaying some ourselves.
Those odds came from the same people who said she couldn't win the primary, as I remember.
"are also the first ones to dump a courageous woman like her overboard for the same political expediency."
I don't even understand why some Republicans think it expedient to stab her in the back.
They think "she can't win" because "she doesn't appeal to moderates and independents".
"They think "she can't win" because "she doesn't appeal to moderates and independents".
Well, I think they are foxtrot oscar sierra.
It happens because there's no "Undecided" category at the voting booth, and there is in political polls.
The poll you mention had 38% of respondents saying that they'd vote for Harris, and 24% being undecided.
If all the undecided folks stayed home on election day, or if they finally made up their minds and ended up voting in the same proportions as the proportions of the "decided" voters who answered the poll (the math works out the same either way), Harris would receive 38 / (100-24) = 50% of the votes. That's the same result as the 50% she actually got in the election, so the poll results were right on the money.
By the same token, that poll indicates that McBride should have gotten about 29% of the votes (22/76), and Collins should have gotten about 15% (11/76). I haven't seen the actual vote totals, is that reasonably close to what actually happened? If so, the poll was accurate.
I don't see how anyone could describe it as "so far removed from reality", unless one doesn't know what the numbers mean.
Here we go again........???
Way to go!!!
But that's not even the point, let's say they are right, let's say she doesn't have a great chance to win, so what?
How do you think the next time something like 2000 comes up again (and it will, it almost happened in Ohio in 2004), a Republican Secretary of State is going to act knowing that his/her reward for standing firm is going to be a bunch of weak-kneed defeatists saying "we can't let him/her be our nominee because after 2000, all the angry Dems are going to be motivated to come out and vote against him/her"?
For my money's worth? I want my Republican nominee to be someone the Dems hated and are motivated to vote against. Because that's a sure sign we picked the right guy/gal.
What significance do you attach to the results from a single county? Her percentage statewide was considerably lower, 50%.
Good for you and Congratulations. And thank you and Julie for all your hard work. It paid off! A most deserved victory for you all.: )
"I want my Republican nominee to be someone the Dems hated and are motivated to vote against. Because that's a sure sign we picked the right guy/gal."
These polls are the real delicatessen for all the previous so called "intelligent FReeper" poll-freaks who for months daily "spoon fed" us with their "drive-by" L.S.M's propaganda and faked polls!
And they know very well who they are!!
GO KATHERINE !
See post #32. The poll result was quite accurate, and not "faked".
I'd LOVE to see Harris win in November just because it would tick off the Democrats *and* the Bushies in one fell swoop. I think the Bushies will work harder to defeat her than the Dems will.
You can put that same question to a plethora of so called "FReeper" who for months used the same tactics regarding posting their anti- Kathrine Harris bashing here, that you would think they were planted moles from the b.n. camp!!!
This win by Harris says this: Whatever the media pundents tell you this election will be as wrong as their prediction in the Harris race.
Oh please, go away. Get behind the nominee and campaign like heck for her. Or go away, just go away.
You are what is wrong with the Republican party. It is people like you that ran away from Dan Quayle when he gave his Murphey Brown speech. It is people like you that are drivign me from the Republican party.
Congratulations Katherine Harris!
I bet half you guys demanding everyone "get behind" Harris because she is the Republican nominee are REFUSING to support the "official" Republican nominee in half a dozen other states, like Kean in NJ and most notably Schlessinger in CT. Those people legitablity won their party's nomination, where's all the outpouring of freeper support because their "better than the Democrat"? Are you supporting Schlessinger and going to campaign like heck for him, or are you rooting for Al Gore's ol' running Joe Loserman (and his 90% liberal voting record) to win?
Put up or shut up.
I'll hold my nose and support Harris over Nelson, but I certainly won't blindly worship her.
What the hell are you talking about? Nobody in the media or the pollsters spent the last week "predicting" that Harris would be crushed in the primary by Will McBride. They all predicted the other three candidates would split the anti-Harris voted and she'd eek on thur with a minority of Republicans voting for her, which is what happened (Harris "won" with 49% of FL GOP primary voters)
The Harris crowd spent the entire last month trashing McBride and gloating that the polls said Harris would defeat him, and also spent the entire last month dismissing the polls that said Nelson would defeat Harris 3-1 in the GENERAL election.
So the official line from everyone voting for Harris in the primary is the media and pollsters were spot on for the primary election, but lying and skewing the same numbers for the general election.
You guys must suffer from schizophrenia or something. It's the only explanation. If you really think Kathy is running a great campaign, then more the power to you. Bill Nelson thinks so too. You're doing a disservice to FL Republcians everywhere by not waking up and working like hell to get Kathy to improve her candidacy and change course in this election.
Evangelicals don't poll well, but they always come out to vote!