Skip to comments.Harris is running low on cash, latest financial reports show
Posted on 10/17/2006 5:51:32 AM PDT by Happy Valley Dude
With three weeks until Election Day, U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris has less than $1 million in the bank, an amount that leaves her Senate campaign all but dead in the water, according to political analysts.
Unless Harris dumps millions of her own money into the campaign, there is little chance she'll dent the double-digit lead of Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson.
"The outcome is all but preordained at this point," said Robert Jackson, a professor of political science at Florida State University.
University of Central Florida professor Aubrey Jewett agreed. "That is anemic," said Jewett. "She'd need a heck of a lot more money to even make it close."
As of Sept. 30, Harris had about $964,000 on hand, according to campaign-finance reports.
Nelson had about $6.8 million, or seven times as much.
Nelson had raised about $17 million, compared with Harris' $8.7 million.
About $3.25 million of her total comes from Harris' personal fortune.
Without a quick dose of cash, Harris can not afford meaningful airtime on Florida television stations.
It costs about $1 million a week to run commercials in the state's big markets.
Harris has not been on the air since the September primary.
Nelson's ads have been in running for the past few weeks.
His campaign has spent $6.3 million on TV ads. "They're very powerful, they're very positive, and they've been nonstop," said University of South Florida political analyst Susan MacManus. Harris, she said, "doesn't have a lot of options left."
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>>Congresswoman Harris' campaign's finances may not be as bleak as this article portrays it to be. Earlier this year she promised that she would donate $10 million of her own money to the campaign. She has only contributed $3.25 million so far, so as long as she is true to her word she should be donating another $6.75 million.
>>And how does one explain or justify Hillary's win of a Senate seat? Is there really a distinction here that the Republicans must recognize but that means nothing to Democrats?
Just because a person has an unstable personality and apparently lies for no good reason, that is no justification for denying her a Senate seat, is it?
To be sure, Hitlery got most of her votes from Nuke York City .
That 'Moscow on the Hudson' has always been a 'CRAT Town' .
oh wait..... just two days ago the report was she was within 5 points of Nelson in a Zogby poll that was to be released the next day
anyone have those numbers?
I pray for a Harris win but I ain't holding my breah