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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...

    08/19/2006 11:41:24 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 262 replies · 5,618+ views
    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,...
  • Touted guests missing at Harris rally

    08/18/2006 7:00:26 AM PDT · by Happy Valley Dude · 27 replies · 941+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 8/18/2006 | ANITA KUMAR
    By ANITA KUMAR, Times Staff Writer Published August 18, 2006 ORLANDO - U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris came to Sen. Bill Nelson's hometown Thursday to try to prove she could unseat him in the fall, but the help she hoped for didn't come. It was expected to be one of Harris' biggest events leading up to the Republican Senate primary next month, with a host of prominent public officials standing by her side. But no elected official showed up at Orlando Executive Airport for Harris' fly-in - just 30 to 40 people, in a hangar that could hold hundreds. Those who...
  • FL--No-shows batter beleaguered Harris

    08/18/2006 5:03:17 AM PDT · by Schuck · 36 replies · 895+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 8/18/06 | Jim Stratton
    HIGHLIGHTS (cannot quote full article): Katherine Harris' attempt to boost her campaign with a series of high-profile endorsements wilted Thursday when none of the officials appeared at her campaign rally and one of them said Harris wrongly included him on her list of supporters. State Sen. Daniel Webster, R-Winter Garden, said he has not endorsed Harris and instead is supporting one of her challengers, Orlando attorney Will McBride. ... Webster said he had no idea why Harris listed him as one of her supporters. He said he never endorsed her. Harris insisted that Webster promised to attend her rally Thursday...
  • Senate Candidates Weigh In On Fair Tax (Florida)

    08/15/2006 4:01:51 AM PDT · by JulieRNR21 · 290 replies · 2,457+ views
    WESH Channel 2 News ^ | August 14, 2006 | Greg Fox
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- It's hard to find anybody who thinks taxes are fair, but the idea of a fair tax has been a hot topic this political season. When thousands of people crowded around Orlando City Hall in July, they made it clear that they think the IRS and income taxes must go. They support the fair tax -- a bill in the U.S. Congress that would replace the income tax system with a national sales tax, WESH 2 News reported. That means everything you buy would include 23 percent federal tax, in addition to any county or state sales...
  • (Katherine) Harris blames Nelson for insurance crisis

    08/12/2006 6:58:20 PM PDT · by JulieRNR21 · 224 replies · 3,063+ views
    Sarasota Herald-Tribune ^ | August 12. 2006 | Jeremy Wallace
    JACKSONVILLE -- U.S. Senate candidate Katherine Harris rolled out a new attack on Sen. Bill Nelson on Friday, saying decisions he made as the state's insurance commissioner in the mid-1990s are responsible for the rise in homeowners' insurance rates in Florida. Harris told more than 400 people at the Florida League of Cities forum that Nelson allowed insurance companies "to cut and run" from Florida on a national level -- a charge Nelson's campaign called "insane" and "wrong." "The reason insurance rates have gone up dramatically since he left office is not because of any policy. It's because Florida got...
  • HUDSON SURGES INTO THE LEAD IN LATEST POLL (primary to succeed Katherine Harris)

    08/07/2006 4:37:47 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies · 1,450+ views
    The Tarrance Group is pleased to present the Hudson for Congress Committee with the key findings from a survey of voter attitudes among likely Republican primary voters in the Thirteenth Congressional District of Florida. These key findings are based on telephone interviews with N=300 “likely” Republican primary voters throughout the district. Responses to this survey were gathered August 2-3, 2006, and the confidence interval associated with a sample of this type is + 5.8%. KEY FINDINGS - Tramm Hudson has surged ahead to take the lead in the Republican primary election for Congress in the Thirteenth Congressional District of Florida,...
  • (Katherine Harris) Politics mix with possum at tiny town's annual festival

    08/06/2006 9:19:08 PM PDT · by JulieRNR21 · 47 replies · 1,478+ views
    The Gainesville Sun ^ | Aug. 6, 2006 | LLOYD DUNKELBERGER
    Politics mix with possum at tiny town's annual festival By LLOYD DUNKELBERGER Sun Tallahassee Bureau WAUSAU - You're not likely to catch Katherine Harris doing this in her hometown of Longboat Key. But she was a long way culturally and geographically from her well-heeled seaside community. She was in the middle of the Possum Palace holding a scruffy-looking marsupial by the tail, adroitly shaking it to prevent the creature from crawling up her arm. She paid $400 in an auction for the privilege. And the U.S. Senate candidate was impressing the locals with her possum-handling skills. "That gal knows how...
  • Rival urges [Katherine] Harris to quit

    08/05/2006 7:32:16 AM PDT · by dukeman · 66 replies · 1,208+ views
    Sarasota Herald Tribune ^ | 8/5/06 | JEREMY WALLACE
    NORTH REDINGTON BEACH -- LeRoy Collins Jr. walked slowly to the podium and politely praised the tenacity of Katherine Harris, one of his competitors for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate. Then, in nearly the same breath, Collins let her have it: "On this occasion, I would like to suggest that she withdraw from the race," Collins said. "I think for the benefit of the country, the state and her own self-respect." The crowd of 100 people at the Belleair Women's Republican Club fell silent, and a few in the audience chuckled. Collins didn't crack a smile, and it took...
  • Four GOP Senate Candidates Appear for First Time (Another Harris Thread MUHAHAHA)

    08/04/2006 7:40:10 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 20 replies · 579+ views
    NORTH REDINGTON BEACH (2006-08-04) SOUND: Before we begin, and I want to remind everyone - especially our four speakers - of the great admonition of Ronald Reagan: Republicans never speak ill of each other. We save that for the Democrats. Apparently, no one told LeRoy Collins about GOP etiquette. The retired admiral and son of the former governor lets his views of the front-runner be known to all. COLLINS: The notoriety that she's gotten for our party has gotten, in my opinion, has infected us all So on this occasion, I would like to suggest to her that she...
  • Tramm Hudson (candidate to succeed Katherine Harris) calls for securing borders

    08/04/2006 5:52:26 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies · 1,367+ views
    First and foremost, we must secure our borders and stem the tide of illegal border crossings. Only when our borders are secure can we begin to deal the issue of those already here. To secure the border we must fully fund the border patrol and all customs and immigration services. They are the first line of defense along our borders and must have the agents and resources to perform effectively. They should be supported with military assets such as drones and satellites if necessary. Only with a strong border patrol can we hope to stop the stampede of illegal border...
  • Struggling Harris loses four more campaign staff

    08/03/2006 6:26:21 AM PDT · by Happy Valley Dude · 25 replies · 803+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 8/3/2006 | MARC CAPUTO
    Amid bad press, four more staff members have left Katherine Harris' U.S. Senate campaign, for various reasons. Four more staffers have left Katherine Harris' troubled U.S. Senate campaign, which is putting an upbeat face on the reams of bad publicity that have rolled in with renewed force this week. ''We're excited,'' said spokeswoman Jennifer Marks, touting the endorsement of Florida Right to Life on Wednesday. ''We have new management, a new staff and we're energized to see the congresswoman through the election,'' she said. Over the past week, some of the staffers left without explanation, but at least one confessed...
  • Right To Life Endorses Harris

    08/02/2006 7:28:09 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 10 replies · 1,209+ views ^ | Wednesday, August 02, 2006
    (Tampa, FL)--- Congresswoman Katherine Harris, the Republican candidate for United States Senate, has accepted the primary election endorsement of the Florida Right to Life Political Action Committee (FRTL). This endorsement was granted to Harris based on her strong commitment toward defending human life. “Florida Right to Life would like to thank you for your commitment to the Pro-Life cause…” stated Carrie Eisnaugle, Chairman of the FRTL, in her letter to Congresswoman Harris. “This position reflects our appreciation for your stand for the rights of unborn children, the elderly, and the infirmed.”Representative Harris has voted in support of a number of...
  • Katherine Harris: Keep supporting Israel; Condemns Hezbollah inhumanity

    08/01/2006 1:30:29 PM PDT · by JulieRNR21 · 27 replies · 1,305+ views
    Katherine Harris Campaign Press Release ^ | Aug. 1, 2006 | Katherine Harris for Senate Campaign (Florida)
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jennifer Marks August 1, 2006 (813) 288-8400 Keep supporting Israel Harris condemns Hezbollah inhumanity Tampa, FL – Representative Katherine Harris, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, supports Israel’s right to defend itself against militant Islamic terrorists, and its right to live freely in the one true democracy in the Middle East. Harris urges the civilized world to hold Hezbollah accountable for its despicable and cowardly tactics, most notably the use of civilian populations as human shields in its ongoing jihad against the State of Israel. Congresswoman Harris notes, “The people of Israel have already conceded...
  • Race to replace Kathernie Harris in Congress turning nasty

    07/31/2006 7:03:26 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 18 replies · 1,419+ views
    The Sarasota Herald-Tribune ^ | July 30, 2006 | Mitch Stacy
    The race to replace Katherine Harris in Congress is growing nasty in Sarasota, with the leading Republican candidate pledging $700,000 of his own money to defend himself against what he says is a smear campaign by a Republican opponent. Sarasota car dealer Vern Buchanan leads the crowded Republican field in the polls and raising money in a congressional race expected to be one of the most competitive in the state. But he announced this week he's contributing another $700,000 to his own campaign to combat "an onslaught of negative attacks" by opponent Tramm Hudson. Supporters of Hudson, a banker, have...
  • Katherine Harris: GOP Chair Jordan says "Letter not applicable today"

    07/31/2006 5:42:05 PM PDT · by JulieRNR21 · 148 replies · 2,507+ views
    Katherine Harris Campaign Press Release ^ | july 31, 2006 | Katherine Harris for Senate Campaign (Florida)
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Jennifer Marks July 31, 2006 Letter not applicable today Tampa, FL— Florida GOP Chairman Carole Jean Jordan informed Congresswoman Katherine Harris this afternoon that a previous letter unethically leaked in today’s news is not applicable to current party beliefs. Further, Jordan stated that the Florida Republican Party does not officially endorse or take positions in a primary. Representative Harris commented “this confidential letter was old news and Chairman Carole Jean Jordan has stated repeatedly this letter is not applicable today; further, Chairman Jordan said that she never expressed concerns about my campaign but rather the race...
  • Meet and greet with Katherine Harris tonight

    07/28/2006 4:11:29 AM PDT · by Defiant1 · 4 replies · 921+ views
    KATHERINE HARRIS RALLIES IN WEST CHARLOTTE COUNTY FRIDAY, JULY 28TH We want to be sure that all county Republicans know that Katherine Harris will be in town on Friday the 28th and will arrive between 4:30 to 5 PM at the first event. THE GRAND OPENING OF THE ENGLEWOOD REPUBLICAN HEADQUARTERS. The headquarters office is located at 2400 S. Mc Call Rd. (776) inside of the Gasparilla Properties Real Estate Office. Coming from Port Charlotte area on 776 it will be on the right hand side and you will see plenty of signs both for Harris and for the West...
  • Friends of (Katherine) Harris demand apology from Dean

    07/27/2006 12:13:05 PM PDT · by JulieRNR21 · 47 replies · 1,147+ views
    Katherine Harris for Senate Campaign ^ | July 27, 2006 | Friends of Katherine Harris
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Marks July 27, 2006 (813) 288-8400 Friends of Harris demand apology from Dean (TAMPA, FL) – Friends of Katherine Harris for U.S. Senate demand an apology from the Democratic Party’s National Chairman, Howard Dean, who compared Congresswoman Katherine Harris, a leader of humanitarian causes, to Joseph Stalin, who is best known for the genocidal slaughter of millions of his own countrymen. The remarks by Dean call into question the fear Harris instills in the Democratic Party as the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate. “Howard Dean’s extreme comments reflect a lack of understanding and basic decency....