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(Katherine) Harris co-sponsors fence bill; Nelson votes against border security
Harris Campaign Press Release ^ | Sept. 14, 2006 | Katherine Harris Press Release

Posted on 09/14/2006 8:42:02 AM PDT by JulieRNR21

Harris co-sponsors fence bill

Nelson votes against border security  

TAMPA, FL— Congresswoman Katherine Harris, the Republican candidate for United States Senate, became a co-sponsor yesterday for H.R. 6061, The Secure Fence Act, to confront the immediate need for additional infrastructure to help secure our borders from terrorists and other criminal elements. A vote on the bill is anticipated later today. Her opponent, Bill Nelson has stymied recent efforts to bolster border security by voting in favor of Senate Amendment 4188, legislation that includes provisions requiring the United States to consult with Mexico before building a border fence.

As noted in a Washington Times article this past July, Kris Kobach (former Counsel to then Attorney General John Ashcroft) commented before a House subcommittee that, “I know of no other provision in U.S. law where the federal government requires state and local governments — every state and local government on the border — to consult with state and local governments of a foreign power before the federal government can act.”  He went on to add that such a mandate would result in endless delay.

Congresswoman Katherine Harris stands up for our security and will never cater to foreign governments, when the safety of the American people is at stake. Mexico refuses to aggressively confront illegal immigration and may actually encourage its citizens to break our laws, as evidenced by a publication put out by Mexico’s Foreign Ministry detailing helpful tips for potential illegal immigrants.

Representative Harris strongly asserts, “Our national security must always come first.  In the war on terror, delay can be deadly, and Nelson’s decision to mandate consultations with Mexico on the issue of the border fence is dangerous for America. I am proud to co-sponsor legislation that will make a tremendous difference at the borders, and I will continue to put the safety of our citizens first and foremost.”

The Secure Fence Act provides for over 700 miles of two-layered reinforced fencing as well as cameras, ground sensors, unmanned aerial vehicles and integrated surveillance technology.  Additionally, it requires the Department of Homeland Security to empower and equip border personnel with the necessary resources to disable fleeing vehicles.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: aliens; borderfence; clearchoiceinnov; harrisforsenate; immigrantlist; katherineharris; mexicanborder; nationalsecurity; nelsonshowstrucolors
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1 posted on 09/14/2006 8:42:04 AM PDT by JulieRNR21
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To: PhilDragoo; MinuteGal; Mase; Nick Danger; mission9; pleikumud; Dominick; tutstar; FreeKeys; ...

Congresswoman Katherine Harris, the Republican candidate for United States Senate, became a co-sponsor yesterday for H.R. 6061, The Secure Fence Act, to confront the immediate need for additional infrastructure to help secure our borders from terrorists and other criminal elements.

A vote on the bill is anticipated later today. Her opponent, Bill Nelson has stymied recent efforts to bolster border security by voting in favor of Senate Amendment 4188, legislation that includes provisions requiring the United States to consult with Mexico before building a border fence.


2 posted on 09/14/2006 8:43:00 AM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Freedom isn't Free.........Support Our Troops......Thank a Veteran Today)
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To: JulieRNR21


BUMP


3 posted on 09/14/2006 8:44:15 AM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- IF only 10% are radical, that's still 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: JulieRNR21

Looks like a clear choice to me. Problem there is Florida is already loaded up with illegals of every sort.


4 posted on 09/14/2006 8:49:58 AM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: JulieRNR21

Harris's only chance is to find an issue that really reasonates. Maybe this will be it.


5 posted on 09/14/2006 8:50:23 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: JulieRNR21

She should go up in the polls a few points for this as the word gets out.


6 posted on 09/14/2006 8:50:49 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: JulieRNR21

This may help Katherine, if it is announced in such a way that it makes the news. But this alone will not close the gap in the polls.


7 posted on 09/14/2006 8:52:19 AM PDT by mission9 (Be a citizen worth living for, in a Nation worth dying for...)
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To: JulieRNR21

If only every Republican candidate would come down HARD on illegals and be FOR a big fence... the Dhimmi's wouldn't have a prayer in November... or 2008 for that matter.


8 posted on 09/14/2006 9:02:38 AM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: mission9; onyx; windchime; Jennifer in Florida; cyn; Big Guy and Rusty 99; agincourt1415; Sherri; ..

Bill Nelson is just like other Defeatocrats who are more interested in the rights of terrorists than in protecting the American people.

Harris believes that secure borders are critical for our homeland security!


9 posted on 09/14/2006 9:05:55 AM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Go Katherine "ALL your base are belong to us." Go here: http://www.ElectHarris.org)
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To: mission9
She just now started the one on one battle. Almost two months to go, that's a 'long time in politics'.

She is an aggressive lady, and the MSM in Florida will have to discuss the issues. She's on the right side of the issues, so IMO we have a better than 50-50 chance.

10 posted on 09/14/2006 9:07:09 AM PDT by duckln
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To: JulieRNR21


She will make that very point and other points when she slays him during their debate.


11 posted on 09/14/2006 9:08:02 AM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- IF only 10% are radical, that's still 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

ping


12 posted on 09/14/2006 9:11:05 AM PDT by gubamyster
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To: JulieRNR21
H.R. 6061 Secure Fence Act of 2006
13 posted on 09/14/2006 9:12:34 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Katherine Harris for U.S. Senate)
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To: JulieRNR21

Harris should beat the brains out of Nelson on the fence issue.


14 posted on 09/14/2006 9:15:56 AM PDT by agincourt1415 (A New Sheriff in OTown! http:// www.electBillArmstrong.org)
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To: JulieRNR21

"Her opponent, Bill Nelson has stymied recent efforts to bolster border security by voting in favor of Senate Amendment 4188, legislation that includes provisions requiring the United States to consult with Mexico before building a border fence."

The sheer stupidity of some lawmakers to consult with Mexico before doing ANYTHING in the states is unbelievable. Mexico can't even tie their own shoes, much less all the criminals their government sends us who rape and murder our women and children...


15 posted on 09/14/2006 9:20:19 AM PDT by Mrs. Darla Ruth Schwerin
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To: sgtbono2002

Florida will eventually break off and float due to the weight of illegals.


16 posted on 09/14/2006 9:24:47 AM PDT by samadams2000 (Somebody important make....THE CALL!)
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To: NautiNurse

Thanks for the link to the bill.......


17 posted on 09/14/2006 9:25:41 AM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Go Katherine "ALL your base are belong to us." Go here: http://www.ElectHarris.org)
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To: mission9
Nelson is in trouble, don't believe the polls.

He already criticized Harris for running "a negative campaign" when all Harris did was talk about his liberalism. He's avoiding the issues. And he hastily agreed to debate Harris.

That's not the confidence of someone who's "30 points" ahead in the polls. That's someone who realizes the writing's on the wall.

18 posted on 09/14/2006 9:29:06 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: agincourt1415; mission9; NautiNurse; pleikumud; Mase; 4integrity; samantha; Jacvin; MinuteGal; ...

I agree.....

FL Freepers should write letters to their local newspapers since the liberal rags don't want Floridians to know how Nelson ignores the dangers we face.

Sure hope this bill gets passed!


19 posted on 09/14/2006 9:30:59 AM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Go Katherine "ALL your base are belong to us." Go here: http://www.ElectHarris.org)
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To: Mrs. Darla Ruth Schwerin

The sheer stupidity of some lawmakers to consult with Mexico before doing ANYTHING in the states is unbelievable. Mexico can't even tie their own shoes, much less all the criminals their government sends us who rape and murder our women and children...




Exactly right, Darla.....

Why the heck should we have to get the Mexican Government's permission to secure our borders?


20 posted on 09/14/2006 9:33:32 AM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Go Katherine "ALL your base are belong to us." Go here: http://www.ElectHarris.org)
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To: JulieRNR21
Thanks for the post, however, the bill is pretty weak in that it only includes extending fences currently in place in 4 locations along the border between 5-15 miles and includes an 18 month time frame to enact the provisions in the bill.

Something more immediate needs t be enacted IMHO.

21 posted on 09/14/2006 9:33:46 AM PDT by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: johnny7
I agree 100%. I frequently correspond with Senator Santorum's office on the issue. He (or his office) replied back in one email that he is becoming increasingly frustrated over the dragging of feet of the Republican Party on this issue.

This issue is huge with the majority of Americans and the Republicans can ride this issue to re-election all over the country. People overall see the negative impact this has on the country and are fed up.
22 posted on 09/14/2006 9:34:30 AM PDT by Dynamo47
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To: JulieRNR21

Every GOP House member who voted for securing our borders ought to rub their Dem opponent's nose in his/her coddling of illegal aliens. This issue has very long legs and can be in deal maker this November. However, if you are a GOP Senate member and voted for amnesty, then you are up the creek.


23 posted on 09/14/2006 9:36:48 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: JulieRNR21

She did this today or yesterday? Where was she when this bill was in it's infancy? This has been hanging out there for a long time if it's ready to be voted on and she's just now touching it?


24 posted on 09/14/2006 9:37:45 AM PDT by joesbucks
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To: JulieRNR21
The Thomas search result was short-lived on their site. I posted the bill on my server: H.R. 6061.
25 posted on 09/14/2006 9:40:52 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Katherine Harris for U.S. Senate)
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To: Dynamo47; mission9; Extremely Extreme Extremist; NautiNurse; RecoveringDem; Clintonfatigued; ...

Yes, you are right.... this is a huge issue with most Americans......

Read this email I just got:

If you think that the USA is getting tough on Legal Aliens (let alone illegal aliens) read the following from a USA citizen who was working and living in Mexico for Telmex.


I worked under a tourist Visa for three months and could legally renew it for three more months. After that you were working Illegally. I was technically illegal for three weeks waiting on the FM3 approval

During that six months our Mexican and US Attorneys were working to secure a permanent work visa called a FM3. It was in addition to my US passport that I had to show each time I entered and left the country. Barbara's was the same except hers did not permit her to work.

To apply for the FM3 I needed to submit the following notarized originals (not copies) of my:

1. Birth certificate for Barbara and me.

2. Marriage certificate.

3. High school transcripts and proof of graduation.

4. College transcripts for every college I attended and proof of graduation.

5. Two letters of recommendation from supervisors I had worked for at least one year.

6. A letter from The ST. Louis Chief of Police indication I had no arrest record in the US and no outstanding warrants and was "a citizen in good standing."

7. Finally; I had to write a letter about myself that clearly stated why there was no Mexican Citizen with my skills and why my skills were important to Mexico. We called it our "I am the greatest person on Earth" letter. It was fun to write.

All of the above were in English that had to be translated into Spanish and be certified as legal translations and our signatures notarized. It produced a folder about 1.5 inches thick with English on the left side and Spanish on the right.

Once they were completed Barbara and I spent about five hours accompanied by a Mexican Attorney touring Mexican Government office locations and being photographed and fingerprinted at least three times. At each location and we remember at least four locations we instructed on Mexican tax, labor, housing, and criminal law and that we were required to obey their laws or face the consequences. We could not protest any of the Governments actions or we would be committing a felony. We paid out four thousand dollars in fees and bribes to complete the process. When this was done we could legally bring in our household goods that were held by US customs in Loredo Texas. This meant we has rented furniture in Mexico while awaiting our goods. There were extensive fees involved here that the company paid.

We could not buy a home and were required to rent at very high rates and under contract and compliance with Mexican law.

We were required to get a Mexican drivers license. This was an amazing process. The company arranged for the Licensing agency to come to our Headquarters location with their photography and finger print equipment and the laminating machine. We showed our US license, were photographed and fingerprinted again and issued the license instantly after paying out a six dollar fee. We did not take a written or driving test and never received instructions on the rules of the road. Our only instruction was never give a policeman your license if stopped and asked. We were instructed to hold it against the inside window away from his grasp. If he got his hands on it you would have to pay ransom to get it back.

We then had to pay and file Mexican income tax annually using the number of our FM3 as our ID number. The companies Mexican accountants did this for us and we just signed what they prepared. I was about twenty legal size pages annually.

The FM 3 was good for three years and renewable for two more after paying more fees.

Leaving the country meant turning in the FM# and certifying we were leaving no debts behind and no outstanding legal affairs (warrants, tickets or liens) before our household goods were released to customs.

It was a real adventure and If any of our Senators or Congressman went through it once they would have a different attitude toward Mexico.

The Mexican Government uses its vast military and police forces to keep its citizens intimidated and compliant. They never protest at their White house or government offices but do protest daily in front of the United States Embassy. The US embassy looks like a strongly reinforced fortress and during most protests the Mexican Military surround the block with their men standing shoulder to shoulder in full riot gear to protect the Embassy. These protests are never shown on US or Mexican TV. There is a large public park across the street where they do their protesting. Anything can cause a protest such as proposed law changes in California or Texas.

Please feel free to share this with everyone who thinks we are being hard on illegal immigrants.


26 posted on 09/14/2006 9:42:17 AM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Go Katherine "ALL your base are belong to us." Go here: http://www.ElectHarris.org)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...
Florida Freeper


27 posted on 09/14/2006 9:44:37 AM PDT by Joe Brower (The Constitution defines Conservatism. *NRA*)
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To: JulieRNR21

And, I'd be willing to bet all the opposition Harris has is a direct result of others forging ahead with making Mexico the U.S.'s bed partner. She disagrees with it, and many in the senate and other lawmakers who get $$$$ to sell us out and buy into the Mexico baloney...


28 posted on 09/14/2006 9:56:03 AM PDT by Mrs. Darla Ruth Schwerin
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To: gubamyster
"Additionally, it requires the Department of Homeland Security to empower and equip border personnel with the necessary resources to disable fleeing vehicles."

Hey, RPG's have been known to be effective. Messy - but effective.

29 posted on 09/14/2006 10:02:10 AM PDT by azhenfud (an enigma between parentheses)
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To: JulieRNR21

Illegal aliens: those determined to get amnesty for them call it a 'Gordion's knot'.

K. Harris & more like her: the sword.


30 posted on 09/14/2006 10:06:30 AM PDT by tumblindice (Secure our borders, secure our borders, secure our borders, secure our borders, secure our borders,)
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To: JulieRNR21

All conservatives should cancel any subscriptions they have to newspapers and magazines. All of them are left-biased, with very very few exceptions.


31 posted on 09/14/2006 10:11:37 AM PDT by pleikumud
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To: Dynamo47
This issue is huge with the majority of Americans and the Republicans can ride this issue to re-election all over the country. People overall see the negative impact this has on the country and are fed up.

It is an outrageous insult to the citizens and taxpayers of America that we have a so-called conservative, open borders supporter as our president. He does not care if we are fed up. He has been in bed with Mexico from the day he entered the White House.

Any elected official in the House or Senate who fights him on this issue deserves re-election - the rest of them should be booted out.

32 posted on 09/14/2006 10:37:14 AM PDT by janetgreen
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To: onyx

Harris better glom onto the illegal issue and hammer Nelso for the next 2 months. It's the issue that will give her maximum milage.


33 posted on 09/14/2006 10:42:21 AM PDT by Mogollon
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To: JulieRNR21

Nelson's a Rat Bump!


34 posted on 09/14/2006 10:55:52 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Terroristas-beyond your expectations!!)
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To: JulieRNR21


Thread fixed.
35 posted on 09/14/2006 11:08:23 AM PDT by wjcsux (Proudly displaying my contempt for X 42.)
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To: duckln

exactly, she had to do battle with the GOP first and now she can speak freely. I think she might have a shot...but the major media will probably never bring up her position on borders..they know it's a winner


36 posted on 09/14/2006 11:12:05 AM PDT by caffe (W)
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To: Always Right

I doubt it but Harris will close the gap as Crist gets more and more support. Border enforcement should be pushed by every GOP rep and candidate. It will force the Dems to take some stands. After all, their only stand now is hate Bush and a higher minimum wage. Not really inspiring issues.


37 posted on 09/14/2006 11:23:12 AM PDT by phillyfanatic
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To: joesbucks
She did this today or yesterday? Where was she when this bill was in it's infancy?

The bill was introduced yesterday by King (NY). Harris was a co-sponsor the same day the bill was introduced.

39 posted on 09/14/2006 4:45:46 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Katherine Harris for U.S. Senate)
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To: TWOJAKES; phillyfanatic; caffe; SwinneySwitch; Mogollon; tumblindice; pleikumud; ...

H.R. 6061 was introduced just this week (as a result of the special hearings) by Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King (R-NY).

VOTING YES
GOP----219
DEM-----64



Total----283

VOTING NO
GOP------6
DEM----131
IND------1


Total----138

See how your own Representative voted at:

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2006/roll446.xml


On the vote today:

Republicans were virtually unanimous.
97.3% of Republicans voted YES
2.7% of Republicans voted NO

Democrats were badly split over this Border issue.
32.7% of Democrats voted YES
66.8% of Democrats voted NO

Go here to thank for scold your Representative for their vote today:

http://www.numbersusa.com/


40 posted on 09/14/2006 7:33:16 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Go Katherine "ALL your base are belong to us." Go here: http://www.ElectHarris.org)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
That's not the confidence of someone who's "30 points" ahead in the polls.

What polls, please???

41 posted on 09/14/2006 8:34:41 PM PDT by danamco
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To: JulieRNR21
Today I returned Mr. Ken Melhman's request for money to RNC: "N O money before you show serious support for Ms. Kathrine Harris, Florida!!!"
42 posted on 09/14/2006 8:43:51 PM PDT by danamco
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To: Always Right

>>Harris's only chance is to find an issue that really reasonates. Maybe this will be it.<<

Yes, maybe !
But it may also be to late . .


43 posted on 09/14/2006 10:41:24 PM PDT by marc costanzo ("Pity those poor fools who know not victory nor defeat" - - - T. R.)
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To: Mogollon

>>Harris better glom onto the illegal issue and hammer Nelso for the next 2 months. It's the issue that will give her maximum milage.<<

Yes, and if she had sponsored and passed this act late last May, it would be more effective for her to use against Nelson !

This late in the year, it probably will not make very much difference . .


44 posted on 09/14/2006 10:45:42 PM PDT by marc costanzo ("Pity those poor fools who know not victory nor defeat" - - - T. R.)
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To: JulieRNR21


Thanks for posting that, Julie.


45 posted on 09/15/2006 7:27:21 AM PDT by cyn
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To: JulieRNR21

"Congresswoman Katherine Harris stands up for our security and will never cater to foreign governments, when the safety of the American people is at stake."

Hopefully, this puts a bug nail in Nelson's political coffin.


46 posted on 09/15/2006 7:30:01 AM PDT by roaddog727 (Bullsh## doesn't get bridges built.)
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To: marc costanzo; cyn; roaddog727; danamco

Not too late, Marc......come over here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1701831/posts


47 posted on 09/15/2006 8:03:15 AM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Secure our borders....Go here: http://www.numbersusa.com/)
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To: JulieRNR21

Nail him to the wall on this Kathy.


48 posted on 09/15/2006 8:03:53 AM PDT by no dems ("25 homicides a day committed by Illegals" Ted Poe (R-TX) Houston Hearings 8/16/06)
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To: roaddog727
'"Congresswoman Katherine Harris stands up for our security and will never cater to foreign governments, when the safety of the American people is at stake."

Hopefully, this puts a bug nail in Nelson's political coffin.'

Oh, yeah, with you on that.

In fact, a poll showed the gap narrowing (will look for link, was sponsored by a 3 TV stations). We'll keep working here in FL to get another conservative into the Senate. With all the RINOS in there, we really need this victory.

49 posted on 09/15/2006 11:35:00 AM PDT by cyn
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To: JulieRNR21
Lest we forget WHAT and WHO ALL we are fighting . . . (can you say, "Forces of evil"?)

Better yet, Julie -- that one you have with the two photos side by side.

We have a clear choice in November.

50 posted on 09/15/2006 11:37:57 AM PDT by cyn
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