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  • Harris, Crist lead the field in Republican straw poll

    08/23/2006 5:35:49 AM PDT · by Happy Valley Dude · 47 replies · 712+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | August 23, 2006 | WILL VAN SANT and RICK DANIELSON
    Pinellas County's Republican Party held a straw poll for the Sept. 5 primary at their Victory 2006 picnic Sunday. Looks like the local GOP, at least, is with Katherine Harris. Here are the results: U.S. Senate: Katherine Harris, 121; Leroy Collins, Jr., 56; Peter Monroe, 32; Will McBride, 24 U.S Rep. District 9: Gus Bilirakis, 219; David Langheier, 7 Governor: Charlie Crist, 201; Tom Gallagher, 31; Vernon Palmer, 1 CFO: Tom Lee, 115; Randy Johnson, 110; Milt Bauguess, 2 State Senate District 16: Kim Berfield, 132; Frank Farkas, 85 House District 48: Peter Nehr, 93; Ken Peluso, 54; Brian Flaherty,...
  • 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....
  • Nelson aligning with far left-again; Harris supports Bolton nomination

    07/26/2006 9:48:48 PM PDT · by JulieRNR21 · 11 replies · 517+ views
    Katherine Harris for Senate Campaign ^ | july 26, 2006 | Katherine Harris
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Marks July 26, 2006 (813) 288-8400 Nelson aligning with far left-again Harris supports Bolton nomination (TAMPA, FL) – Leading Republican Candidate for the United States Senate, Katherine Harris, in sharp contrast to her Democratic opponent Bill Nelson, strongly encourages the permanent appointment of John Bolton as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations during the vote that is expected to occur in the United States Senate this week. To better enable the United States to successfully wage the war on terror, Representative Harris calls on the U.S. Senate to appoint a U.N. Ambassador who will...
  • Howard Dean compares Katherine Harris to Stalin during stop in WPB

    07/26/2006 6:43:54 PM PDT · by hipaatwo · 77 replies · 1,522+ views
    West Palm Beach -- Democrat leader Howard Dean called the Iraqi prime minister an "anti-Semite" during an address before party loyalists on Wednesday, drawing a swift rebuke from Republicans. The Democratic National Committee chairman also called Republican Senate candidate Katherine Harris a "crook" and compared her to Stalin. (snip) Thank God for Bill Nelson, because we'd have another crook in the United States Senate if it weren't for him. He is going to beat the pants off Katherine Harris," Dean said during his 20-minute address. "She doesn't understand that it's…improper to be chairman of a campaign and count the votes...
  • (Katherine Harris says:)Bill Nelson Thwarting Progress (On gas and oil drilling.)

    07/25/2006 9:06:04 PM PDT · by JulieRNR21 · 12 replies · 511+ views
    Katherine Harris for Senate Campaign ^ | July 25, 2006 | Katherine Harris
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Marks Bill Nelson Thwarting Progress (TAMPA, FL) -- Bill Nelson’s belligerent maneuverings in the Senate could ultimately endanger Florida’s coastal interests. Last night, Bill Nelson filed an amendment that would exclude the Senate from negotiating in any form with the House of Representatives on oil and gas drilling. Since the federal moratorium on oil and gas drilling is set to expire in 2007, compromise legislation that protects Florida’s interests must be forged this year. “Stubbornly refusing to negotiate with the U.S. House of Representatives is counterproductive and not senatorial,” stated Congresswoman Harris in response to...
  • (Katherine) Harris gets positive results (No Cancer Found)

    07/24/2006 6:42:23 PM PDT · by JulieRNR21 · 72 replies · 1,193+ views
    Bradenton Herald ^ | 7-24-06 | HERALD STAFF REPORT
    TAMPA - Congresswoman Katherine Harris, Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, received positive results from a biopsy taken during last week's surgery to remove an ovarian mass. The Attending Physicians office contacted Harris on Monday to inform her that the mass was benign and that no further tests are required. "I appreciate all the kind words and prayers leading up to the surgery and throughout my recovery," Harris said in a statement. "Thankfully, I had a good surgeon and a great God."
  • (Katherine) Harris greets fans at 'Elephant Stampede'

    07/23/2006 8:39:39 PM PDT · by JulieRNR21 · 62 replies · 1,136+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 7-23-06 | April Hunt
    Excerpt: July 23, 2006 KISSIMMEE -- If she hadn't had surgery last week, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Katherine Harris said, she would have arrived at a GOP picnic on horseback Saturday. Instead, she made her entrance by helicopter, flown by a friend from the nearby city airport to the Kissimmee Sports Arena. "If I could have been Wendy on Peter Pan, I couldn't have had more fun," Harris said. "I am feeling great." The Republican congresswoman from Longboat Key underwent surgery to remove an ovarian mass on Monday. A day later, she was back on the floor of Congress, voting...
  • 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
    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...
  • Feds query ex-adviser on [Katherine] Harris

    07/18/2006 2:58:06 PM PDT · by zerelda · 94 replies · 1,231+ views
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | 7/18/06 | Jim Stratton
    Federal investigators have interviewed U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris' former top political strategist about the congresswoman's dealings with a defense contractor at the center of a widening Capitol Hill corruption probe. Political consultant Ed Rollins confirmed Monday that Justice Department lawyers and FBI agents recently questioned him for two hours in Washington. He said the discussion focused on Harris' dealings with Mitchell Wade, a defense contractor who funneled $32,000 in illegal campaign contributions to Harris and also bribed a former California congressman. Wade, who is cooperating with federal authorities, pleaded guilty to giving the illegal donations to Harris in 2004. He...
  • U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris Has Surgery

    07/17/2006 6:30:08 PM PDT · by wjersey · 48 replies · 4,223+ views
    CBS (AP) ^ | 7/17/2006 | Staff
    S. Rep. Katherine Harris was "resting comfortably" at her home Monday after surgery to remove an ovarian mass, her office said. Harris, a Florida Republican who is running for the U.S. Senate, underwent the procedure at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, her office said. Spokesman Gerry Fritz declined to answer questions about the surgery, citing Harris' wish for privacy. An earlier statement from her office said the mass was to be biopsied and removed in a minimally invasive laparoscopic surgical procedure. Harris' Senate campaign has been plagued by problems, and she trails Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson by more than 30...
  • 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 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...
  • Story of 'Joe's dead intern' began Harris' slide, insiders say(FL,KH)

    07/14/2006 2:53:53 PM PDT · by devane617 · 101 replies · 3,048+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 07/14/2006 | MARC CAPUTO
    TALLAHASSEE - 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...
  • 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: I set out to follow the law, not to be a 'hero'

    11/24/2001 10:27:18 AM PST · by JulieRNR21 · 442 replies · 702+ views
    Sarasota Herald Tribune: Guest Column ^ | 11/23/01 | Katherine Harris
    KATHERINE HARRIS: Guest column Harris: I set out to follow the law, not to be a 'hero' posted 11/23/01 In his commentary published on Nov. 13, Tom Lyons purports to advise me on how I could have been a "hero" to him and his left-wing cohorts during the Election 2000 recount period. Mr. Lyons misses one important point. I never set out to be a "hero" to anyone. I simply performed my duties in a manner faithful to the rule of law, to my oath of office and to the people of Florida. It is telling that Mr. Lyons makes ...
  • 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...
  • (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...
  • Harris' communications director leaving campaign

    07/12/2006 6:26:19 PM PDT · by wjersey · 19 replies · 677+ views
    The Ledger (AP) ^ | 7/12/2006 | Staff
    U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris' communications director for her U.S. Senate campaign is resigning, the latest in staff turnover that has plagued her effort to unseat Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson. "I wish Katherine Harris the best and it's been a pleasure working for her," campaign spokesman Chris Ingram said Wednesday. "It's been an experience. I've learned a lot." Ingram, part of a new team put together after Harris' core campaign staff quit this spring, didn't talk further about the decision, other than to say he was going to focus on his business, 411 Communications. He said the campaign planned to put...
  • Congresswoman Katherine Harris is to have a biopsy for possible ovarian cancer

    07/08/2006 1:00:07 AM PDT · by marc costanzo · 50 replies · 1,685+ views ^ | 7-07-06 | Asc Press
    Katherine Harris to have surgery Fri Jul 7, 7:28 PM ET TAMPA, Fla. - Rep. Katherine Harris (news, bio, voting record) announced Friday she will undergo surgery later this month to remove an ovarian mass, which will be tested to determine if it is malignant. ADVERTISEMENT The 49-year-old congresswoman, who is campaigning for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, will visit Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington for preoperative testing Monday, her campaign office said in a statement. The minimally invasive surgical procedure is scheduled for July 17. Harris rose to national prominence as Florida's secretary of state during...
  • Ovarian Tumor: Katherine Harris to enter hospital next week

    07/07/2006 4:35:51 PM PDT · by llevrok · 90 replies · 2,310+ views
    Tampa, Florida - Congresswoman Katherine Harris will visit Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. on Monday, July 10th to undergo pre-operative testing to remove an ovarian mass. The preventative surgery is scheduled for July 17th at Walter Reed. Harris' doctor, Dr. John Eisold, attending physician to Congress said Harris' condition is low-risk for malignancy. The mass will be removed by the use of a minimally invasive laparoscopic surgical procedure. A biopsy will be performed following the surgery to establish if the mass is malignant or benign, and will determine the course for any subsequent treatment. “I know I...
  • Controversial candidate Harris brings campaign to Stuart, Port St. Lucie

    07/05/2006 6:15:05 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 19 replies · 1,206+ views
    U.S. Senate candidate Katherine Harris talks with supporters at the Martin County Republican headquarters in Stuart on Monday morning. The informal meet-and-greet was one of several of Harris' campaign stops on the Treasure Coast Darrell Orman, senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Stuart, prays with Harris at Martin County Republican headquarters in Stuart on Monday morning. Lightning-rod political figure Katherine Harris made two Treasure Coast appearances Monday to her Republican party faithful as part of an effort to boost grass-roots support in an uphill battle against incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson. Harris spoke at Republican headquarters in Port St....
  • Harris campaign in trouble even among GOP voters(FL News)

    06/30/2006 10:57:33 AM PDT · by devane617 · 157 replies · 2,129+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 06/30/2006 | MARC CAPUTO
    TALLAHASSEE - Even among Republicans, U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris's U.S. Senate bid is in trouble: A poll today shows her getting only 35 percent of the vote in the GOP primary in September -- enough to beat her no-name opponents, but not even close to dominating the field. And matched up against incumbent Bill Nelson, Harris remains far behind if the election were held today. Nelson gets 59 percent to Harris' 26 percent in the latest Quinnipiac University poll of Florida voters. ''She's stuck where she's stuck,'' said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Connecticut-based polling institute. ``There are a...
  • Katherine Harris Made My Grandchildren Safer

    06/30/2006 6:31:53 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 7 replies · 598+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 6/30/06 | Purple Mountains
    Regardless of what the Republican Party does about Katherine Harris in Florida this year, I will support her and give her my vote. If it were not for her courageous and rightful actions in 2000, we would undoubtedly be awash in Islamofascist terrorist acts all across the United States. Thousands more Americans would be dead. 9/11 would have seemed to be a picnic. Why do I say this? Because Al Gore would have been President during 9/11, and the sorry record on terrorism compiled by the Clinton-Gore administration would have been continued.
  • (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’ —...
  • Rep. Katherine Harris visits Jasper on campaign trail

    06/21/2006 8:32:50 PM PDT · by JulieRNR21 · 69 replies · 1,974+ views
    US Representative Katherine Harris visited a small gathering of local people at the H&F Restaurant in Jasper on Saturday, June 17. "Small groups are more intimate - almost like family," she noted. Rep. Harris is running against Senator Bill Nelson for a seat in the Senate. She addressed several key issues during the meeting, such as the need for tax reform and legislation to help small businesses and farms. "Ninety percent of businesses in Florida are small businesses and we need to focus on them. I worry about farms and other agricultural aspects of business, too," Rep. Harris said. Florida...
  • Katherine Harris: Lack of support because I can't be controlled (BS SuperEgo alert!)

    06/06/2006 4:07:40 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 119 replies · 2,342+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 6/5/06 | Brian Skoloff
    WEST PALM BEACH -- Katherine Harris thinks she knows why she's been shunned by her party leadership and shirked by big donors, and it has nothing to do with political platforms. "Perhaps in some elite circles, the reason I have not gotten more because they don't believe I can be controlled," Harris said today during a speech to the nonpartisan Forum Club of the Palm Beaches. Harris, a two-term congresswoman who as secretary of state gained national notoriety for her role in the 2000 presidential recount that handed the race to George W. Bush, said she would not "kowtow"...
  • Ed Rollins Denies Hillary Private Eye Charge

    06/14/2006 5:02:25 AM PDT · by marc costanzo · 5 replies · 428+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 6-13-08 | Carl Limbacher
    Longtime GOP political strategist Ed Rollins is denying that his client, New York Senate hopeful K.T. McFarland, is using Hillary Clinton's one-time private detective to dig up dirt on her Republican primary opponent. McFarland is facing former Yonkers Mayor John Spencer in the GOP primary in a race to see who will oppose Mrs. Clinton this fall. In an exclusive interview with NewsMax, Rollins acknowledged that McFarland hired the detective agency, Investigative Group International, but he insisted that it was to probe McFarland's own background. Rollins noted that Mr. McFarland and notorious IGI chief Terry Lenzner are "longtime friends." "Mr....
  • McBride running for Senate(Well-connected newcomer tries to defeat Harris for nomination)

    06/12/2006 4:51:27 AM PDT · by rirepublican · 123 replies · 1,370+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 06/12/2006 | Jim Stratton
    Republican Senate candidate Will McBride may be unknown to Florida voters, but the guy sure rides in style. McBride hits campaign stops in a customized touring bus plastered with a picture of his face and an American flag. Three video screens on the outside of the bus run images from his life. Inside, there's a shower and a small satellite dish. The top opens, exposing a platform where McBride barks to voters in an attempt to convince them that he -- and not U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris -- has the best chance to knock off Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. "That...
  • The Democrats tried to steal the 2000 Presidential election !

    06/11/2006 6:13:57 AM PDT · by marc costanzo · 80 replies · 2,885+ views
    Bill Sammon's book: AT ANY COST ^ | 6-11-06 | Marc Costanzo
    A political reporter who was on the road with Gore during campaign 2000 takes a highly critical look at the post-election-day efforts by Gore and his team to, in the author's view, "steal the election." He chronicles the events as they unfolded day by day, and provides much behind-the-scenes reporting on the Gore team. Word from the Publisher AT ANY COST is the inside story of exactly how Al Gore dragged a one-day presidential election into a five-week ordeal and nearly pulled off the largest act of political larceny ever in American politics. Award-winning reporter Bill Sammon spent months on...
  • Senate Contender in Florida Presses On

    06/07/2006 11:47:47 AM PDT · by King of Florida · 43 replies · 717+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 7, 2006 | MARK LEIBOVICH
    VENICE, Fla. — Undaunted by a run of horrific poll numbers, staff turmoil and public doubts from leaders of her party, Representative Katherine Harris is thinking confidently beyond November. Once Ms. Harris wins her race for a Senate seat, she says, she plans to travel everywhere with a guide dog. "Before I hire anyone to work for me in the Senate, I tell them I'm going to do this," said Ms. Harris, the former Florida secretary of state best — or worst — remembered for her role in the state's election recount of 2000. Ms. Harris explains that she intends...
  • Harris Calls on Nelson to Defend Sanctity of Marriage

    06/06/2006 3:05:36 PM PDT · by JulieRNR21 · 72 replies · 1,029+ views
    Harris Campaign Press Release ^ | June 6, 2006 | Katherine Harris
    Harris Campaign Calls on Nelson to Defend Sanctity of Marriage For Immediate Release June 6, 2006 Contact:  Chris Ingram   (813) 288-8400 (Tampa, Fla.) - The Katherine Harris for U.S. Senate campaign called on Senator Bill Nelson to support the Marriage Protection Amendment today. "I believe the majority of Americans strongly support the preservation of traditional marriage. We must never undermine the uniqueness of an institution that continues to serve as an essential thread in the fabric of our society. I support the passage of the Marriage Protection amendment being debated in the Senate," Congresswoman Harris said. Campaign spokesman Chris Ingram...