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Hillary's 'Worst Nightmare': Judicial Watch's Klayman Runs for the Senate
Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003

Posted on 09/23/2003 12:58:32 PM PDT by nickcarraway

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Larry Klayman, chairman of the anti-corruption watchdog organization Judicial Watch, has joined the race for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat held by White House wannabe Bob Graham.

"I will be the conservative antidote for Hillary Clinton," he said. "I will be her worst nightmare."

His campaign will focus on security, corruption and government waste, he said in advance of his formal announcement, scheduled for today in Tampa.

"We have an urgent need here because we have 1,800 miles of coastline. And we are very high on the target list of terrorists," said Klayman, a Miamian.

Today's Orlando Sentinel, like other members of the media establishment, describes Judicial Watch as "conservative" even though the organization has targeted the Bush administration as well as the Clintons.

Other Republicans seeking the nomination, now that U.S. Rep. Mark Foley has left the race, include state House Speaker Johnnie Byrd, former U.S. Rep. Bill McCollum, state Sen. Daniel Webster and U.S. Rep. Dave Weldon.

Democrats going after Graham's seat, which he hasn't yet abandoned, are former state Education Commissioner Betty Castor, Miami-Dade Mayor Alex Penelas, and U.S. Reps. Allen Boyd, Peter Deutsch and Alcee Hastings.

'Other Endeavors'

Klayman has resigned as chairman and general counsel of Judicial Watch "to pursue other endeavors," the organization announced today.

"Larry conceived, founded and helped build Judicial Watch to the organization it is today, and we will miss his day to day involvement," said Tom Fitton, president. "Judicial Watch now has a very strong presence and has become the leading nonpartisan, public interest watchdog seeking to promote and ensure ethics in government, and Larry leaves us well positioned to continue our important work."


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2004; florida; hillary; judicialwatch; larryklayman; senate
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1 posted on 09/23/2003 12:58:32 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Would not surprise me if he made a Cuban-American connection or two during his 'defense of Elian' days.


Good luck, Larry.

2 posted on 09/23/2003 1:00:30 PM PDT by JohnGalt (More Todd Beamers, Fewer Ivy Leaguers)
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To: nickcarraway; Chancellor Palpatine
He should get Roy Moore to run his campaign so they will win 100% off the wack-job vote.
3 posted on 09/23/2003 1:00:30 PM PDT by Texas_Dawg (Socialist intervention sucks.)
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To: nickcarraway

Larry Klayman

4 posted on 09/23/2003 1:01:24 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Guns!)
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To: nickcarraway
"I will be the conservative antidote for Hillary Clinton," he said. "I will be her worst nightmare." - Good!
5 posted on 09/23/2003 1:02:04 PM PDT by Free_at_last_-2001 (is clinton in jail yet?)
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To: Texas_Dawg
"I will be the conservative antidote for Hillary Clinton," he said. "I will be her worst nightmare."

Gimme a break. The two are bosom buddies.

6 posted on 09/23/2003 1:02:14 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: nickcarraway
Klayman is a joke. The only person he is their "Worst Nightmare" is the client he is currently representing.

Lionel Hutz has a better winning percentage than Klayman.

7 posted on 09/23/2003 1:02:31 PM PDT by Phantom Lord (Distributor of Pain, Your Loss Becomes My Gain)
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To: Howlin
Tuesday humor ping.
8 posted on 09/23/2003 1:02:45 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Phantom Lord
Larry leaves us well positioned to continue our important work

Dear Gullible JW Donator:

Assume the position.

9 posted on 09/23/2003 1:04:05 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Phantom Lord
Klaypot makes Hamilton Burger look like a skilled prosecutor.
10 posted on 09/23/2003 1:05:05 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: nickcarraway
Why should Hillary care what Larry does ..??
11 posted on 09/23/2003 1:06:44 PM PDT by CyberAnt (America - The Greatest Nation on the Face of the Earth)
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To: nickcarraway
"I will be the conservative antidote for Hillary Clinton," he said. "I will be her worst nightmare."

Wrong state. Hillary is the Senator from New York--and Larry didn't bother to run against her.

Does he actually think he has a chance, given that the Republican Party detests him and that about four people known who he is? Or (and more likely) is this a chance for Larry to raise funds?

12 posted on 09/23/2003 1:06:52 PM PDT by Catspaw
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To: nickcarraway
"I will be the conservative antidote for Hillary Clinton," he said. "I will be her worst nightmare."

And how do you figure that Larry?

Surely you jest. You really put the scare in them during your 8 years of investigations. I think your record speaks for itself!

13 posted on 09/23/2003 1:09:32 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun
...I'll take that back if J.W. takes Hillary down with this fund raising suit.

J.W. did get their witness extradited alive, didn't they?

14 posted on 09/23/2003 1:12:05 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: nickcarraway
AAAHHHHHhhhhhhhhhh, at last,

Larry the Knothead -

something upon which both McClintock and Arnold supporters agree.

15 posted on 09/23/2003 1:13:43 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: Phantom Lord; RedBloodedAmerican
Lionel Hutz has a better winning percentage than Klayman.

Lionel Hutz: "Mr. Simpson, don't you worry. I watched Matlock in a bar last night. The sound wasn't on, but I think I got the gist of it."

16 posted on 09/23/2003 1:14:21 PM PDT by Texas_Dawg (Socialist intervention sucks.)
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To: Catspaw
I think he has a chance. If he runs as a Republican.
17 posted on 09/23/2003 1:15:05 PM PDT by js1138
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To: BigWaveBetty; Howlin
Do either one of you think that when this guy goes down to resounding defeat that he might finally get a clue? Nah....never mind....just wishful thinking on my part.....
18 posted on 09/23/2003 1:15:53 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: VRWCmember
What a strange handle for an anti-Klayman post.


19 posted on 09/23/2003 1:17:19 PM PDT by JohnGalt (More Todd Beamers, Fewer Ivy Leaguers)
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To: js1138
I think he has a chance. If he runs as a Republican.

Yup, sure.

And for a small donation, Klayman will send you a campaign bumper sticker or a button.

Anyway, there's a bigger profit margain on bumper stickers and buttons that Judicial Watch watches.

20 posted on 09/23/2003 1:19:27 PM PDT by Catspaw
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To: js1138
Has a chance of what? Surely you are not suggesting he has a chance of being elected.
21 posted on 09/23/2003 1:19:48 PM PDT by Phantom Lord (Distributor of Pain, Your Loss Becomes My Gain)
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To: Catspaw
that = than
22 posted on 09/23/2003 1:20:08 PM PDT by Catspaw
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To: Texas_Dawg
"He should get Roy Moore to run his campaign so they will win 100% off the wack-job vote."

Yeah...wackjobs...you know them, the people who are trying to establish a religion by having a stone monument sneaked into an Alabama courthouse in the dread of night!

The wackjobs who think that the Constitution means "Congress shall establish no law" when it states "Congress shall establish no law..."

Yeah, those people are very dangerous. We should have them rounded up. Maybe we should make them carry papers or something. Paging Michael McDermott and his clones...

23 posted on 09/23/2003 1:20:42 PM PDT by =Intervention= ( When you vote your own principles, there's always a winner -- YOU.)
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To: nickcarraway
I guess this means he couldn't milk the rats as well as he milked us.
24 posted on 09/23/2003 1:21:44 PM PDT by VRWC_minion (Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and most are right)
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To: =Intervention=
"establish" = "make"...oops.
25 posted on 09/23/2003 1:23:45 PM PDT by =Intervention= ( When you vote your own principles, there's always a winner -- YOU.)
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To: JohnGalt
What a strange handle for an anti-Klayman post.

Why is that? Klayman doesn't strike me as particularly conservative, just as an opportunistic lawyer who likes to use litigation to annoy whoever happens to be in power and to raise funds. His specialty is make-works projects for trial lawyers.

26 posted on 09/23/2003 1:24:40 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: nickcarraway
Naw! Her worst nightmare is in the mirror.
27 posted on 09/23/2003 1:26:14 PM PDT by Redwood71
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To: VRWCmember
Are you arguing that most elected officials are great and wise men?
28 posted on 09/23/2003 1:26:35 PM PDT by js1138
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To: VRWCmember
Larry was the only game in town during the Clinton years. He filed FOIA for documents on Vince Foster, Barbara Wise, Ron Brown amongst others, and the depositions he took on Chinese contributions will be in the footnotes for historians decades from now.

Ann Coulter noted his importance to the cause in her 1998 book, 'High Crimes and Misdemeanors.'

Larry was a friend to the cause and, along with Bob Tyrell, the center of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.
29 posted on 09/23/2003 1:30:08 PM PDT by JohnGalt (More Todd Beamers, Fewer Ivy Leaguers)
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To: js1138
Are you arguing that most elected officials are great and wise men?

No, and I am curious as to how you would infer such a thing from my post. I am merely arguing that Klayman has been ineffective, has shown himself to be little more than a self-aggrandizing promoter, using dubious litigation to be a gadfly to whomever happens be in power at the moment. If he is as effective as a campaigner and legislator as he is as a trial attorney, we are definitely better off without him.

30 posted on 09/23/2003 1:34:04 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember
That may not be a great resume for becoming a leader, but it doesn't disqualify you from getting elected.
31 posted on 09/23/2003 1:35:39 PM PDT by js1138
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To: Texas_Dawg
Judge: Mr. Hutz w've been in here for four hours. Do you have any evidence at all?
Hutz: Well, Your Honor. We've plenty of hearsay and conjecture. Those are kinds of evidence.
32 posted on 09/23/2003 1:37:02 PM PDT by Phantom Lord (Distributor of Pain, Your Loss Becomes My Gain)
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To: Texas_Dawg
let me guess: You're a neo-con?
33 posted on 09/23/2003 1:37:18 PM PDT by jd777
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To: jd777
let me guess: You're a neo-con?

No. I'm a Republican and a conservative.

34 posted on 09/23/2003 1:39:24 PM PDT by Texas_Dawg (Socialist intervention sucks.)
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Speaking of Hillary and nightmares, he had better get one of these... just in case.

Because you never know...

35 posted on 09/23/2003 1:39:38 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: nickcarraway
Never heard of this guy. Based on the responses here, none of you who do know him have any respect for him. Is he really a Barney Fife type?
36 posted on 09/23/2003 1:41:50 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Cobra64
He's a cross between Barney Fife and Mr Haney.


37 posted on 09/23/2003 1:49:26 PM PDT by Hillary's Lovely Legs (There is no shame in being poor, just dressing poorly)
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To: Cobra64
He failed, along with everyone else, to bring down Clinton. Since then he's irritated the Bush administration by continuing to dig up skeletons. He's an inneffectual lawyer, but he does the job the press is supposed to do. He is unlikely to be loyal to any party.
38 posted on 09/23/2003 1:50:25 PM PDT by js1138
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To: Cobra64
All during the Clinton administration, Larry always had the "next big thing" that was going to sink the Clintons...and he always needed donations to help him do it.

He certainly won't have my vote in the Florida Republican primary, and I doubt if he'll be able to top %10.
It's too important to be rid of Bob Graham. There won't be much patience with Larry using us as pawns in his game.
39 posted on 09/23/2003 1:50:55 PM PDT by EllaMinnow
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To: Cobra64
Check out the Judicial Watch website at www.judicialwatch.org for a listing of all the lawsuits filed (plus requests for money). The filing of a suit was trumpeted here on FR with a press release. However, later when the suit was dismissed, or lost on appeal, no notice was ever given. The JW website is also not updated for the suits they loose (they still list them as active litigation). Klayman often used frivolous suits as an excuse to harass defendants through his mis-use of the federal court's discovery process.

That is why he has a bad rep here at FR. Oh, and if he finds out that you say anything bad about him, he sues for defamation. (It's said that he once sued his own mother in a dispute over property.)

40 posted on 09/23/2003 1:54:08 PM PDT by berserker
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To: Phantom Lord
As long as he has an (R) beside his name, the faithful freeper lemmings will fall in line to support him.
41 posted on 09/23/2003 1:57:18 PM PDT by Sir Gawain
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To: Redwood71
Naw! Her worst nightmare is in the mirror.

Her worst nightmare is standing at the podium in an arena rented to announce her candidacy for dog catcher and she's alone.

42 posted on 09/23/2003 1:58:20 PM PDT by Snardius
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To: berserker
It's said that he once sued his own mother in a dispute over property.)

I don't know the exact details of the suit, but if memory serves me right he sued his own mother to protect her. I believe she was about to be "taken" and he stepped in to prevent it from happening.

I could be wholly wrong on this. I hope someone who knows exactly what the deal is will post to us on it.

43 posted on 09/23/2003 1:58:37 PM PDT by Phantom Lord (Distributor of Pain, Your Loss Becomes My Gain)
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To: berserker
I still think that he actually was working for the Clintons. He used lawsuits and the discovery process to get information on what the other side knew, so that they knew how to counter both in the press and media and in their actions.

I have no use for him. I bet you will find that he has been writing organizations like Conde Nast and alerting them to copyright infringements.

44 posted on 09/23/2003 2:00:07 PM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: nickcarraway
I sure enjoyed the night when Larry told Klintoon bootlick Stan Gildenhorn on national TV to get a new rug.
Totally excellent.

Michael M. Bates: My Side of the Swamp

45 posted on 09/23/2003 2:00:22 PM PDT by mikeb704
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To: berserker
He's even too cheap to register and pay for his own name being used on a domain:

Domain ID:D29366506-LROR
Domain Name:LARRYKLAYMAN.ORG
Created On:16-Jun-2000 16:09:22 UTC
Last Updated On:03-Sep-2003 19:27:19 UTC
Expiration Date:16-Jun-2004 16:09:22 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:R39-LROR
Status:OK
Registrant ID:D8E5269D53778D27
Registrant Name:Tom Fitton
Registrant Organization:Judicial Watch, Inc.
Registrant Street1:501 School St., S.W.
Registrant City:Washington
Registrant Postal Code:20024
Registrant Country:US
Registrant Email:info@judicialwatch.org
Admin ID:D8E5269D53778D27
Admin Name:Tom Fitton
46 posted on 09/23/2003 2:00:50 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Guns!)
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To: Phantom Lord
Lionel Hutz has a better winning percentage

Well, he's not running! But Dr Marvin Monroe is!


47 posted on 09/23/2003 2:06:35 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Far out, man!)
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To: isthisnickcool
So Judicial Watch is footing the bill for his web site??
48 posted on 09/23/2003 2:18:54 PM PDT by Howlin (Posted at 11:24; let's see how long it takes to make LP!!!)
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To: Phantom Lord
As told by The Washington Post:

http://www.politicalamazon.com/klaymanmom.html
49 posted on 09/23/2003 2:20:11 PM PDT by Howlin (Posted at 11:24; let's see how long it takes to make LP!!!)
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To: Howlin
So Judicial Watch is footing the bill for his web site??

I didn't see any web site yet.

50 posted on 09/23/2003 2:24:57 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Guns!)
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