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  • Nelson Leads Harris 61 - 33 In Florida Senate Race (Quinnipiac poll)

    10/11/2006 5:42:55 PM PDT · by okstate · 129 replies · 2,810+ views
    Quinnipiac University ^ | 11 October 2006 | Quinnipiac University
    October 11, 2006 - Nelson Leads Harris 61 - 33 In Florida Senate Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters Say U.S. Is Losing The War In Iraq In the Florida Senate race, Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson has a commanding 61 - 33 percent lead over U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris among likely voters, including leaners, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Six percent are undecided and 18 percent of likely voters who name a candidate say they could change their mind in the next four weeks. Sen. Nelson leads Rep. Harris 56 - 31 percent among registered...
  • Vote For Katherine Harris! (The Conservative The GOP Country Club Establishment Hates Alert)

    09/03/2006 10:26:05 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 43 replies · 1,242+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 09/04/06 | Joseph Farah
    Whenever the media establishment's long knives come out for a politician, I figure the person is doing something right – that he or she is a legitimate threat, that he or she is effective and getting to the enemy. That's the conclusion I came to after reading an L.A. Times hit piece on Rep. Katherine Harris, now a candidate for the U.S. Senate in Florida. It was an amazing piece of "journalism." Here are some key excerpts: "She's called for a Christian theocracy so Congress won't 'legislate sin.' She's lost a dozen key campaign staffers in the home stretch, advertised...
  • [Katherine]Harris' religion comments draw fire

    08/27/2006 10:20:17 AM PDT · by dukeman · 155 replies · 2,052+ views
    MIAMI -- U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris told a weekly religious journal that God and the nation's founding fathers did not intend the country be "a nation of secular laws" and made other comments that have drawn criticism in recent days. The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate also said that if Christians are not elected to political office politicians will "legislate sin," citing abortion and gay marriage as two examples in an interview published Thursday. Harris made the comments in the Florida Baptist Witness, the weekly journal of the Florida Baptist State Convention. The publication interviewed political candidates, asking them questions...
  • Katherine Harris on the Michael Medved Show (Vanity)

    08/29/2006 2:09:35 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 27 replies · 774+ views
    The Michael Medved Show ^ | 8-28-06 | TitansAFC
    Open thread for anyone who has been listening to Katherine Harris on the Michael Medved Show today.
  • Katherine Harris says failure to elect Christians will `legislate sin'

    08/25/2006 7:47:48 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 532 replies · 7,581+ views
    KRT Wire ^ | 8/25/2006 | Jim Stratton
    ORLANDO, Fla. _Rep. Katherine Harris said this week that God did not intend for the United States to be a "nation of secular laws" and that a failure to elect Christians to political office will allow lawmaking bodies to "legislate sin." The remarks, published in the weekly journal of the Florida Baptist State Convention, unleashed a torrent of criticism from political and religious officials. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., said she was "disgusted" by the comments "and deeply disappointed in Rep. Harris personally." Harris, Wasserman Schultz said, "clearly shows that she does not deserve to be a Representative . ....
  • Florida Poll (Katherine Harris trails by 43 points)

    08/30/2006 9:42:34 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 93 replies · 7,068+ views
    Strategic Vision ^ | August 30, 2006
    24. If the election were held today for United States Senate, whom would you support, Bill Nelson, the Democrat, or Katherine Harris, the Republican? Bill Nelson 63% Katherine Harris 20% Undecided 17%
  • Katherine Harris tells Christian group she believes God wants her in public service

    03/19/2006 10:44:19 AM PST · by Crackingham · 35 replies · 1,133+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 3/19/6 | Brian E. Crowley
    Finding inspiration from God, The Last of the Mohicans and The Lord of Rings, Katherine Harris told hundreds of conservative Christians Saturday that she is "a work in progress." Harris, who told a national television audience Wednesday that she would be spending $10 million to win Florida's U.S. Senate race, said she never would have entered politics if she did not believe that God wanted her to make public service part of her life. The Sarasota-area congresswoman's campaign for the senate has been in a free fall. She has struggled to raise money, and nearly all her top campaign advisers...
  • Red Faces in a Red State (And lots of red lipstick: Katherine Harris refinances her Senate campaign)

    03/20/2006 12:00:27 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies · 1,726+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 3/20/2006 | Larry Thornberry
    TAMPA -- Like that world-famous gambler, Lady Godiva, who put everything she had on a horse, Republican Florida Congresswoman Katherine Harris is betting she can use her personal fortune to buy a seat in the United States Senate. Maybe she can pull this off. And maybe a kangaroo will win the Kentucky Derby this year. In an act of political desperation and financial insanity, Harris announced Wednesday on the Hannity & Colmes TV talk show that she's putting $10 million of her personal fortune into her controversy-plagued, and currently-going-nowhere campaign for the Senate. There's plenty more where that $10 million...
  • Campaign (Now) Says (Katherine) Harris Won't Turn To Inheritance.

    03/25/2006 3:01:00 PM PST · by MindBender26 · 221 replies · 2,824+ views
    In an effort to jump-start her sputtering Senate campaign, Rep. Katherine Harris went on national television invoking the memory of her late father and saying the money he left her will form the financial foundation of her challenge to Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. Now the Harris campaign says that's not the case. Campaign spokeswoman Morgan Dobbs said Thursday that Harris will sell her existing assets rather than rely on money from her father, a bank executive who died in January. The Republican from Longboat Key appeared on national television saying she would use the money left to her by her...
  • Katherine Harris Campaign Loses Core Staff

    04/01/2006 5:51:13 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies · 1,580+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/1/06 | Brenda Farrington - ap
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Katherine Harris' U.S. Senate campaign lost what was left of its core team when a top adviser, campaign manager, and communications director resigned this weekend. Harris, a Republican congresswoman challenging incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson (news, bio, voting record), said Saturday she would introduce new members of her campaign early in the week. "We are stronger as a campaign today than we were yesterday," Harris said in a press release. Harris said her campaign has lined up people who believe in her candidacy, are committed, and support the "values of mainstream Florida citizens." Former campaign manager Jim...
  • Jeb Bush criticizes Katherine Harris' Senate campaign

    04/09/2006 5:11:19 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 143 replies · 2,351+ views
    The Gainesville Sun ^ | April 7, 2006 | Joe Follick
    Gov. Jeb Bush ratcheted up his criticism about the foundering U.S. Senate candidacy of fellow Republican Katherine Harris Thursday, saying he was concerned her woes made it difficult for his party to defeat incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. He said he has not been asked to intervene in the race in any way, and Bush has emphatically said he won't enter the race in his last year as governor. Last month, Bush issued Harris advice via the media, saying the congresswoman from Longboat Key needed to make the race less about her turmoil and more about Nelson and the future...
  • Katherine Harris' Senate Campaign Marked by Turmoil

    04/11/2006 4:44:15 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 23 replies · 1,445+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 11, 2006 | BRENDAN FARRINGTON,
    - There are two sides to Republican Rep. Katherine Harris (news, bio, voting record) — one that attracts talented people to her, and another that drives them away. The stories from former staff members are consistent, whether they worked with her at the Florida secretary of state's office, in her congressional office or on her current campaign to unseat Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson (news, bio, voting record): The woman who was both celebrated and vilified for overseeing the 2000 Florida recount is smart, charming and energetic and works hard. She is also a micromanager, easily angered and sometimes bursts into...
  • Katherine Harris (R) trails Senator Bill Nelson (D) by 32 points (Florida update)

    04/26/2006 9:53:13 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 100 replies · 1,592+ views
    Strategic Vision ^ | April 26, 2006
    39. If the election were held today for United States Senate, whom would you support, Bill Nelson, the Democrat or Katherine Harris, the Republican? Bill Nelson 56% Katherine Harris 24% Undecided 10%
  • Common Cause asks feds to investigate [Katherine] Harris

    05/01/2006 3:58:28 PM PDT · by zerelda · 7 replies · 400+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 5/1/06 | Jim Stratton
    A well-known government-watchdog group will ask the Justice Department today to investigate U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris' dealings with a now disgraced defense contractor accused of bribery. Common Cause wants to know whether Harris broke the law when she and Mitchell Wade met at an exclusive Georgetown restaurant in early 2005. At that dinner -- which cost Wade up to $2,800 -- Wade offered to hold a fundraiser for Harris and sought her help obtaining $10 million in federal money. Common Cause's director of ethics campaigns said there is sufficient evidence to suggest Harris submitted the appropriations request in exchange for...
  • Watchdog asks Justice to probe Harris deal (Culture of Currption for Katherine Harris?)

    05/02/2006 12:27:09 PM PDT · by Kuksool · 34 replies · 741+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | May 02, 2006 | Larry Lipman
    The nonpartisan watchdog group Common Cause filed a complaint with the Justice Department Monday alleging that Rep. Katherine Harris violated federal law by seeking a $10 million appropriation in exchange for an offer of fund-raising support from a defense contractor. The complaint alleges that Harris, a Republican from Longboat Key who is running for the U.S. Senate, sought the appropriation for a counterintelligence facility in her congressional district after having dinner early last year with Mitchell Wade, an owner and chief executive of MZM Inc., a defense contractor who later pleaded guilty to bribing former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham, R-Calif....
  • Polls show Katherine Harris losing GOP voters

    07/26/2006 8:19:08 AM PDT · by AntiGuv · 62 replies · 1,280+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | July 26, 2006 | Marc Caputo
    In the latest poll on the U.S. Senate race, Republican Katherine Harris remained far behind incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson, indicating that her prospects of beating him are slim. In only three months, U.S. Senate candidate Katherine Harris has lost almost half of the Republicans who planned to vote for her, according to a new poll that suggests the congresswoman has little chance of unseating Sen. Bill Nelson. "This candidacy was an uphill battle to begin with. But it can't even climb now. It just loses ground," Brad Coker, director for Mason-Dixon Polling & Research Inc., said Tuesday. Were the election...
  • Katherine Harris, the boss(KH FL)

    08/11/2006 8:18:05 AM PDT · by devane617 · 95 replies · 1,770+ views
    TBO ^ | 08/11/2006 | unk
    The smallest things would set her off. Buying the wrong candy for her to toss at parades. Photographing her vertically instead of horizontally. Failing to bring her favorite Starbucks beverage extra hot venti triple latte, no fat, no foam, one Sweet'n Low. One minute, U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris would lavish campaign staffers with praise and hugs. The next she would lose her temper, screaming "stupid" or "idiot" at a startled employee. "You never know what you are going to get," said Mike Miller, who left in February after serving eight months as her finance director. "Some days, it would be...
  • Harris 'Tree' Aide Quits (Another Katherine Harris aide quits)

    08/20/2006 8:18:03 PM PDT · by lauriehelds · 116 replies · 2,260+ views
    Palm Beach Post Blog ^ | August 20, 2006 | Larry Lipman
    Metzler, who had been the campaign’s political director, confirmed late Sunday that he quit the campaign, but declined further comment. “I left her campaign and I wished her well,” Metzler said. He said the tree incident was “not necessarily” the reason for his quitting. He hung up when asked for further reasons. The tree incident occurred Thursday when Harris blamed the paltry turnout at a campaign rally at Orlando Executive Airport on the need to move the event because a tree had damaged the hanger in which the rally was originally scheduled. Airport officials later said no tree fell on...
  • GONE TOTALLY KATHERINE HARRIS CRAZY

    08/19/2006 11:41:24 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 262 replies · 5,618+ views
    NAPLES NEWS ^ | 19 AUGUST 2006 | AMIE PARNES
    WASHINGTON — Sometimes expectations can be fatal. You automatically go into a situation assuming, expecting one thing and then, before you know it, you're awash in disappointment and trying to come up for air. It can happen in relationships, business encounters and, well, political campaigns. Katherine Harris, the Longboat KeyRepublican and U.S. Senate hopeful, learned the hard lesson of expectations this week when she assumed she had the support of four Republican colleagues. Early in the week, she proudly announced on her Web site that Reps. Mark Foley, R-Fort Pierce, Ginny Brown-Waite, R-Brooksville, Jeff Miller R-Pensacola, and Cliff Stearns, R-Ocala,...
  • Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) leads Katherine Harris by 38 points

    07/26/2006 4:13:11 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 22 replies · 1,253+ views
    Strategic Vision ^ | July 26, 2006
    27. If the election were held today for United States Senate, whom would you support, Bill Nelson, the Democrat or Katherine Harris, the Republican? Bill Nelson 60% Katherine Harris 22% Undecided 18%
  • Katherine Harris spends $2.1 million over past 3 months

    07/20/2006 7:44:43 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 44 replies · 845+ views
    SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE ^ | 19 JULY 2006 | HERALDTRIBUNE.COM
    Republican Katherine Harris is spending money as fast as anyone in the nation as she runs for U.S. Senate, but she's still playing catch-up. By dipping into her own fortune, Harris has spent $2.1 million over the past three months on her campaign -- about a million more than she raised. Polls show she still lags about 30 percentage points behind incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, who has $12.1 million in contributions. Harris put big money into early television commercials, beefed up fundraising efforts and has spent more on political consultants as she looks for ways to rebound from the poll...
  • Harris: I'm Not Under Investigation(KH FL)

    07/19/2006 12:11:35 PM PDT · by devane617 · 25 replies · 652+ views
    TBO.com ^ | 07/19/2006 | WILLIAM MARCH and KEITH EPSTEIN
    U.S. - Rep. Katherine Harris acknowledged Tuesday that investigators probing a bribery scandal have sought records from her Senate campaign, but she denied suggestions by a former top adviser that she is a target of the investigation. Still, there were indications her campaign was increasingly involved in the investigation of former defense contractor Mitchell Wade, convicted of bribing a California congressman. Since the beginning of April, campaign finance reports show, the Harris campaign has paid $35,806 to a high-powered Washington lawyer, Benjamin L. Ginsberg, who specializes in campaign finance law. Harris retained Ginsberg, of the firm Patton Boggs LLP, shortly...
  • (Katherine) Harris’ ‘Poll’: U.S. Rep. says Democrats want her to beat Nelson

    06/27/2006 8:33:24 PM PDT · by JulieRNR21 · 64 replies · 2,362+ views
    Palatka Daily News ^ | June 27, 2006 | Anthony DeMatteo
    EAST PALATKA -- U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris said she is getting support in strange places in her fall bid for the U.S. Senate. Harris, the Republican who represents Florida’s 13th District, spoke at a Lincoln Day dinner held by the Putnam County Republican Executive Committee on Saturday night, saying House Democrats have told her they want her to beat incumbent Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson in their race for the U.S. Senate this November. “I’ve had Democrats in the House of Representatives come to me and say ‘You know, we’d really like to take the majority in the U.S. Senate’ —...
  • Five top staffers leave embattled [Katherine] Harris campaign

    07/13/2006 4:58:13 AM PDT · by zerelda · 71 replies · 1,599+ views
    Bradenton Herald ^ | 7/13/06 | Stephen Majors
    Five senior staffers quit the U.S. Senate campaign of Republican Katherine Harris on Wednesday. The departures struck a blow to a campaign that has already seen a revolving door of top managers, communications directors and consultants. Two Harris staffers confirmed that campaign manager Glenn Hodas; field coordinator Pat Thomas; communications director Chris Ingram; political director Brian Brooks; and deputy field coordinator John Byers left the campaign. Jim Dornan, who was Harris' Senate campaign manager before he left last fall, said he confirmed the resignations through a close contact within the campaign. The Harris campaign released a statement just after 7...
  • Katherine Harris's Campaign Staff To Resign

    07/13/2006 6:25:07 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 51 replies · 1,626+ views
    The high command of Rep. Katherine Harris's FL Senate bid plans to resign by the end of the week, two people familiar with the campaign tell the Hotline. The departing staff includes Glen Hodas, Harris's campaign manager, her spokesperson, Chris Ingram, and Pat Thomas, her field director. The status of Harris's chief fundraiser, Erin Delullo, is not clear. The resignations will take effect by Friday, according to the sources. TooConservative, a Virginia-based blog, first reported this afternoon that several staffers would quit. One person involved in the campaign said there was no single precipitating factor. "She's just very difficult to...
  • Harris takes back $100,000 from campaign to renovate home

    07/14/2006 6:25:53 PM PDT · by aynrandfreak · 202 replies · 3,661+ views
    Katherine Harris gave her campaign more than $3 million to run for Senate, but then took back $100,000 to finish renovating her "historic home in Washington, D.C." her campaign revealed Friday. The campaign said that the Republican congresswoman would sell the house, if necessary, to fund her embattled Senate race to unseat Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson. The decision was immediately questioned. "I have never heard of a candidate taking money out of a campaign coffer like it's an ATM. It absolutely boggles my mind," said former Harris campaign manager Jim Dornan. "This is a woman who has completely lost touch...
  • Story of 'Joe's dead intern' began (Katherine) Harris' slide, insiders say

    07/14/2006 2:55:58 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 22 replies · 1,498+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | Jul. 14, 2006 | Marc Caputo
    Katherine Harris' floundering U.S. Senate campaign lost its high-level staff again this week and is groping for a message -- which doesn't surprise Republican insiders who trace the seeds of her trouble to the story of ``Joe's dead intern.'' This wasn't any old Joe. It was Joe Scarborough, host of the prime-time MSNBC show Scarborough Country and a former Pensacola Republican congressman who was courted last summer by national Republicans to run against Harris. But before he could announce he wouldn't, Harris called major donors and suggested Scarborough would have to answer questions about the strange death of a former...
  • Katherine Harris pads role, impact on housing, reports say

    07/15/2006 12:41:54 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 106 replies · 1,441+ views
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | July 13, 2006 | Larry Lipman
    — On the campaign trail and in her literature, U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris boasts that, as a freshman member of Congress, she passed the American Dream Downpayment Act, "enabling 4.5 million low-income workers to own their first home while growing the U.S. economy by $256 billion." Federal reports indicate Harris' claims are grossly exaggerated. A Government Accountability Office report issued June 30 found that, through 2005, only $98.5 million of the $211 million Congress appropriated had been used by local governments to help more than 13,000 low-income families buy new homes — far below her claim of 4.5 million. Harris...
  • (Katherine) Harris In Jeopardy Of Losing Key Staff Members

    07/13/2006 5:58:37 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 118 replies · 1,432+ views
    CBS4 ^ | 13 JULY 2006 | AP
    (CBS4/AP) TALLAHASSEE -- U.S. Representative Katherine Harris is losing another member of her campaign staff to unseat Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson in the U.S. Senate race and more resignations are expected. Communications Director Chris Ingram says he's resigning to focus on his business. He said yesterday that he learned a lot working for Harris and wishes her the best. Other key staff, including campaign manager Glenn Hodas, and field director Pat Thomas, are also expected to resign by the end of the week. Harris said in a statement that she appreciates Ingram's efforts and wishes him well. She also downplayed...
  • Katherine Harris trails Bill Nelson by 33 points in latest poll

    05/26/2006 9:09:16 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 41 replies · 829+ views
    U.S. Senate race In the U.S. Senate race, Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson leads U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris, his likely Republican challenger, 58 - 25 percent. This compares with a 56 - 27 percent Nelson lead in an April 20 Quinnipiac University poll.
  • Katherine Harris Trails Sen. Bill Nelson by 30 Points in Florida

    04/14/2006 9:16:04 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 136 replies · 2,580+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 14, 2006
    Florida Senate: Nelson (D) 57%, Harris (R) 27%