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  • Husband of Katherine Harris commits suicide, police say

    11/19/2013 9:14:45 AM PST · by shortstop · 48 replies
    Sarasota Herald Tribune ^ | 11/19/13 | Lee Williams
    SARASOTA - Sarasota Police are investigating the apparent suicide of Anders Ebbeson, husband of former Congresswoman and Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris. Police were called to the scene of the couple's house in the 1400 block of Sarasota's Bay Point Drive around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. Police and Pastor William Hild of downtown Sarasota's First Baptist Church confirmed that Ebbeson, a 68-year-old Swedish businessman, had taken his own life and asked the community to respect the family's privacy. "On behalf of the family, Katherine's husband took his own life," Hild said outside the home on Bay Point Drive Tuesday morning....
  • Republican Senator Martinez to resign: party aides

    08/07/2009 1:07:01 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 48 replies · 2,866+ views
    Reuters ^ | Aug. 7, 2009 | Thomas Ferraro
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Mel Martinez, a native Cuban and a former chairman of the Republican Party, stunned supporters on Friday by informing them that he plans to resign from Congress, party aides said. Martinez, 62, who earlier said he would not run for a second Senate term next year, scheduled a news conference in Orlando, Florida, at 3 p.m. EDT to make an announcement. In a letter to "friends," a copy of which was obtained by Reuters from a supporter of the senator, Martinez said he planned to step down after a replacement is named. "My priorities have always...
  • Whatever happened to Katherine Harris

    07/23/2009 4:01:09 PM PDT · by Osnome · 63 replies · 2,742+ views
    Osnome | 07-23-09 | Osnome
    ------Whatever happened to Congresswoman Katherine Harris after she left office following her Nov. 2006 defeat? For those who've forgotten, she was Florida Secretary of State during the controversial Nov. 2000 presidential election. For her leadership during that crisis(or because of her name recognition) she made a successful run for U.S. Representative for Florida. She was then re-elected in 2004. She made an ill-fated run for the Senate in 2006 which she lost and lost her Representative seat.
  • Al Franken — Democrat From Acorn (Acorn's Sec of State Program)

    07/06/2009 11:44:00 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 21 replies · 1,253+ views
    IBD ^ | 7/6/09 | Mikey_1962
    Politics: The former Stuart Smalley becomes the 60th Democrat in the U.S. Senate, thanks to the community organizers at Acorn and the little-known Secretary of State Project. Is the system being rigged? Incumbent Republican Norm Coleman conceded defeat in the mother of all recounts in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race after the state's Supreme Court unanimously rejected his lawsuit. Arguably, his seat may have been lost the day in 2006 when Democrat Mark Ritchie defeated two-term incumbent Republican Mary Kiffmeyer to become Minnesota secretary of state. It was Ritchie who orchestrated the recount that gave Democratic challenger Franken a lead some...
  • Al Franken — Democrat From Acorn

    07/02/2009 5:26:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies · 2,296+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 2, 2009
    Politics: The former Stuart Smalley becomes the 60th Democrat in the U.S. Senate, thanks to the community organizers at Acorn and the little-known Secretary of State Project. Is the system being rigged?Politics: The former Stuart Smalley becomes the 60th Democrat in the U.S. Senate, thanks to the community organizers at Acorn and the little-known Secretary of State Project. Is the system being rigged? Incumbent Republican Norm Coleman conceded defeat in the mother of all recounts in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race after the state's Supreme Court unanimously rejected his lawsuit. Arguably, his seat may have been lost the day in 2006...
  • HBO's 'Recount' Movie: Favors Democrats, Harris as Cruella De Vil

    05/18/2008 12:53:56 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 44 replies · 279+ views ^ | May 18, 2008 | Brent Baker
    An early review is in for HBO's upcoming movie, Recount, about the Bush-Gore battle in Florida after 2000 election. Gillian Flynn in Entertainment Weekly, which like HBO is part of the Time-Warner family, has described the film, to premiere next Sunday night, as tilted against the Republican characters. In her review in the May 23 edition of the magazine, Flynn asserted: “Recount may not be downright blue, but it's not as purply as it wants to appear.” Saying “Recount is an underdog story, and thus a Democrat story,” Flynn reported that the “Republican players here are coolly calculating -- Tom...
  • Conservative Christians held conferences with Katherine Harris as guest speaker

    10/11/2007 1:31:07 PM PDT · by Maldarr · 14 replies · 624+ views
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | 9-22-07 | William Marsh
    Religious Right Leaders Congregate Skip directly to the full story. By WILLIAM MARCH The Tampa Tribune Published: Sep 22, 2007 ADVERTISEMENT More from this channel: Search for more information: Site Search Archives Keyword Site Search | Tribune archive from 1990 BRANDON - Some of the best-known national leaders in the religious right movement have converged on a Brandon church this weekend for a conference to discuss gay rights issues, Islam, abortion, and other issues from what they call the "culture wars."
  • HBO's 'Recount': Laura Dern as Katherine Harris?

    09/27/2007 8:13:31 AM PDT · by devane617 · 26 replies · 1,800+ views
    Okay, now we finally have a reason to care about the presidential election. Variety reported this week that a cast is in place for 'Recount,' a made-for-HBO movie about the 2000 Florida election. It'll star Kevin Spacey as former Al Gore chief of staff Ron Klain, Denis Leary as a Democratic pollster, Tom Wilkinson as Republican James Baker, Bob Balaban as the lead Bush/Cheney attorney, Ed Begley Jr. as the Democrats' lead attorney, and ... (dramatic pause) ... Laura Dern as former Secretary of State Katherine Harris. (An interesting choice. Wonkette wanted Glenn Close or Ellen Barkin; Radar Online suggested...
  • Incumbent Nelson defeats Harris for Senate

    11/07/2006 7:47:28 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 39 replies · 1,384+ views
    ORLANDO - Katherine Harris ended her bid to unseat Sen. Bill Nelson the way she started: badly down at the polls, snubbed by GOP leaders and defiantly refusing to give in. ''We don't believe in the polls. We believe in the people. Only votes count,'' said Harris, predicting victory as she waved to passersby at the corner of 26th Street and Manatee Boulevard in Bradenton on a drizzly Election Day afternoon. By then, it was too late. Nelson jumped to a commanding, double-digit lead early and never let up, indicating that Harris -- contrary to her repeated claims -- had...
  • Incumbent Nelson faces Harris challenge in Senate race

    11/07/2006 5:14:37 AM PST · by NautiNurse · 80 replies · 1,773+ views
    Mercury News ^ | Nov. 07, 2006 | MITCH STACY
    TAMPA, Fla. - Katherine Harris has insisted all along that she could unseat U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson if she could energize the state's strong Republican base. She'll learn Tuesday night how successful that effort has been. Voters heading to the polls Tuesday had a clear choice between Harris, the conservative congresswoman who made her name overseeing Florida's recount in the disputed 2000 election, and Nelson, the staid, centrist Democratic senator who's been spent more than three decades in public office. Harris had her work cut out for her. Nelson has led the Longboat Key congresswoman by as much as 30...
  • Harris -- finally -- hits her stride

    11/04/2006 8:09:47 AM PST · by dukeman · 139 replies · 4,889+ views
    Sarasota Herald Tribune ^ | 11/3/06 | SARA LUBBES
    Even critics are impressed with her debate performances, but experts say it's just too late ORLANDO -- Virtually out of money, abandoned by state Republican leaders and ridiculed by her detractors, Rep. Katherine Harris is refusing to fade into the background in the final days of her U.S. Senate bid. Instead, she is becoming more visible, scheduling one of her busiest series of public appearances in weeks and advertising on television for the first time in months. Even Harris' critics say she has surprised them in her two debates against Sen. Bill Nelson, avoiding the gaffes that have dogged her...
  • Harris' book on Senate campaign could be dishy

    11/03/2006 3:42:17 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 18 replies · 1,198+ views
    SARASOTA, Fla. - Katherine Harris said Friday she's writing a book about her tumultuous campaign for the U.S. Senate this year, and win or lose she should have plenty to dish. The congresswoman from Longboat Key near Sarasota, who grabbed the national spotlight during Florida's disputed vote count in the 2000 election, is far behind incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson in the polls and has weathered a rocky and controversial campaign season. Top Republicans, including Gov. Jeb Bush, tried to draft someone - anyone - to run in her place. Staffers quit in droves, telling reporters she throws temper tantrums over...
  • Harris hoping last debate can close gap with Nelson

    11/01/2006 5:29:26 PM PST · by NautiNurse · 105 replies · 2,246+ views ^ | 1 November 2006 | MITCH STACY
    ORLANDO, Fla. - Republican Katherine Harris and Democrat Bill Nelson clashed on taxes, the Iraq war and the future of Social Security in their final debate before next week's U.S. Senate election. Harris, a Longboat Key congresswoman, again attacked Nelson as a liberal who would raise taxes. Nelson, the incumbent senator, said he voted against President Bush's initial tax cut bill because it was flawed but has voted 81 times to cut taxes or extend tax cuts."I'm not going to let her get away with this," Nelson said, sitting at a table with Harris and moderator Tim Russert in the...
  • For Congress: Putnam And Yes, Harris

    10/21/2006 7:37:15 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 40 replies · 984+ views
    The Polk County Democrat ^ | 17 October 2006 | Editorial
    Early in the year, we became the first newspaper in the state to endorse the candidacy of Katherine Harris for the United States Senate. We were one of the few newspapers in the state to do so. The press, with few exceptions, does not like Katherine Harris, and campaign problems that would earn no more than a few lines in any other race become front page headlines in hers. The problems and yes, errors, in her campaign, have overshadowed what she offers to the voters of Florida. Like many Polk Countians, we have known her since childhood, and have watched...
  • Nelson Continues To Lead Harris. (by 26 points in Florida Senate race. It's over)

    10/20/2006 9:07:35 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 71 replies · 1,753+ views
    A new Mason-Dixon poll out tonight shows Democrat Bill Nelson leading Republican Katherine Harris by 26 points in the U.S. Senate race. Nelson polls at 57 percent; Harris at 31 percent. Nelson has been ahead by at least 15 points since Mason-Dixon first began polling nearly two years ago. While campaigning in North Florida this week, Nelson told supporters that the race would even and that garnering 55 percent of the vote would be a landslide. Harris spokeswoman Jennifer Marks released a statement, saying "Congresswoman Harris has a long history of rebounding from negative polling predictions because her message of...
  • Harris: I'll sell house to get campaign cash

    10/18/2006 7:55:57 AM PDT · by BritExPatInFla · 69 replies · 1,469+ views
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | 10/18/06 | Ludmilla Lelis & Jim Stratton
    In March, Harris went on national television to say she would pump $10 million of her personal fortune into her bid to become a senator. So far, she has put in about $3.15 million, and only three weeks are left in the campaign. Harris paid $795,000 for the home in 2003, and its total assessed value in 2005 was about $806,500. Even if she sells it for $1 million and puts that into the campaign, her total personal contribution would be $4.1 million. Just-released finance reports show that Harris had about $964,000 in campaign money as of Sept. 30. That's...
  • Harris is running low on cash, latest financial reports show

    10/17/2006 5:51:32 AM PDT · by Happy Valley Dude · 22 replies · 787+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 10/17/2006 | Jim Stratton
    With three weeks until Election Day, U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris has less than $1 million in the bank, an amount that leaves her Senate campaign all but dead in the water, according to political analysts. Unless Harris dumps millions of her own money into the campaign, there is little chance she'll dent the double-digit lead of Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. "The outcome is all but preordained at this point," said Robert Jackson, a professor of political science at Florida State University. University of Central Florida professor Aubrey Jewett agreed. "That is anemic," said Jewett. "She'd need a heck of a...
  • Senate Candidates Divided On Immigration Issue (Harris, Nelson)

    10/14/2006 5:36:22 PM PDT · by JulieRNR21 · 72 replies · 1,635+ views
    Senate Candidates Divided On Immigration Issue The two candidates for U.S. Senate find themselves on opposite sides of the battle over immigration reform. Republican Katherine Harris is attacking incumbent Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson, saying he wants to give a free ride to citizenship for people living in this country illegally. A recent survey shows illegal immigration is a top concern among Florida voters, WESH 2 News reported In fact, more voters said they're worried more about immigration than they are about terrorism or the war in Iraq. Willie Telismon said he doesn't mind grueling work. Picking fruit pays little, but...

    10/04/2006 7:57:16 PM PDT · by JulieRNR21 · 29 replies · 1,000+ views
    Katherine Harris for Senate Campaign ^ | 10-04-06 | Katherine Harris for Senate Campaign (Florida)
    TAMPA, FL— This morning, Congresswoman Katherine Harris, the Republican candidate for United States Senate continued a targeted effort to inform Florida voters of how Bill Nelson supports amnesty at great peril to our economy and security. Standing in front of the Tampa Sub Office for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Katherine Harris reminded voters that she is the only candidate in this race who will strongly oppose efforts to grant special rights and privileges to millions of illegal immigrants. Congresswoman Harris commented, “Unlike my opponent, I will fight for our hard-working families who struggle to afford our Florida lifestyle...
  • Katherine Harris says Florida needs tax relief.

    09/29/2006 8:40:39 AM PDT · by JulieRNR21 · 111 replies · 1,822+ views
    Katherine Harris for Senate Campaign ^ | 9-29-06 | Katherine Harris for Senate Campaign (Florida)
    FLORIDA NEEDS TAX RELIEF TAMPA, FL— Congresswoman Katherine Harris, the Republican candidate for United States Senate launched a targeted effort this morning to inform Florida voters of how Bill Nelson has worked against tax relief for our families and businesses. Standing in front of the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, Katherine Harris reminds voters that she is the only candidate in this race who will fight to reduce taxes and government spending so that people can keep more of their hard-earned money. “My opponent has voted against tax cuts time and time again, opting to funnel more of our wages...
  • RNC Chair Mehlman speaks about Florida's GOP candidates including Katherine Harris on WIOD 610AM

    09/28/2006 9:02:45 AM PDT · by JulieRNR21 · 21 replies · 732+ views
    Harris Campaign Update Email ^ | 9-28-2006 | Harris Senate Campaign
    RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman on WIOD 610AM RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman spoke on WIOD 610AM about Florida's Republican candidates including Katherine Harris. Listen here:
  • Rep. Harris, GOP finally unite in Fla. (President Bush fundraising in Florida)

    09/21/2006 7:26:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies · 1,210+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/21/06 | Brendan Farrington - ap
    ORLANDO, Fla. - President Bush came to Florida on Thursday and publicly complimented Rep. Katherine Harris (news, bio, voting record) for the first time since she won the GOP Senate nomination over the opposition of her own party. "I'm proud to be here with Congresswoman Katherine Harris, who is running for Senate," Bush told a crowd of about 400 people at a fundraising event in Tampa. The brief acknowledgment came after months of unsuccessful efforts by Republican leaders to push Harris out of the race in hopes of finding a candidate they felt had a better chance of winning against...
  • Poll: Harris within 9

    09/20/2006 12:10:49 PM PDT · by ghostmonkey · 102 replies · 2,831+ views
    I haven't seen this poll mentioned on FR yet. (I have seen the SurveyUSA poll discussed.) This poll has the race even tighter than SurveyUSA does. (9 Points). Anyone know anything about the polling company??
  • Bill Nelson Unveils New Florida Senatorial Elections Commercials Against Katherine Harris

    09/19/2006 5:23:31 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 21 replies · 771+ views
    WFTV - Orlando | Nelson campaign
    Bill Nelson unveils new Florida Senatorial Elections Commercials Florida Senator Bill Nelson, seeking reelection against Congresswoman Katherine Harris, unveiled his new TV commercials this morning. In doing so, he has set his initial tone for his campaign. Nelson’s :30 spot was very soft. Tone was not combative at all. Message was “I get things done for all Floridians.” He specifically says that he does not see his job as one where he is supposed to be combative, but rather to work, along with Republicans and Democrats, for everyone in Florida. Yada yada yada. Ad scrolls many newspaper headlines saying what...
  • New Poll: Katherine Harris is closing gap!!

    09/17/2006 5:58:24 PM PDT · by cutepanda · 250 replies · 5,339+ views
    I am surprised that nobody has noticed this poll taken by SurveyUSA on September 14th. Nelson 53% : Harris 38% Clearly, Harris is catching up fast. She used to be 30 points behind but in this post-primary poll, the gap has been narrowed to 15%. Nelson is in his low 50s, he is clearly in danger. For all those Harris nonsayers, I say screw you!! If Harris keeps on campaigning, the victory is within reach! When RINO Lincoln Chafee won his primary, all the GOP establishement signed a sigh of relief. However, a new poll to be released by Rasmussen...
  • (Katherine) Harris co-sponsors fence bill; Nelson votes against border security

    09/14/2006 8:42:02 AM PDT · by JulieRNR21 · 52 replies · 1,234+ views
    Harris Campaign Press Release ^ | Sept. 14, 2006 | Katherine Harris Press Release
    Harris co-sponsors fence bill Nelson votes against border security   TAMPA, FL— Congresswoman Katherine Harris, the Republican candidate for United States Senate, became a co-sponsor yesterday for H.R. 6061, The Secure Fence Act, to confront the immediate need for additional infrastructure to help secure our borders from terrorists and other criminal elements. A vote on the bill is anticipated later today. Her opponent, Bill Nelson has stymied recent efforts to bolster border security by voting in favor of Senate Amendment 4188, legislation that includes provisions requiring the United States to consult with Mexico before building a border fence. As noted...
  • Harris, GOP differ on Jeb Bush commitment: She says governor will stump for her -- is it true?

    09/11/2006 3:40:06 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 49 replies · 985+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 10 September 2006 | Jim Stratton and Daphne Sashin
    U.S. Senate candidate Katherine Harris said Friday that Gov. Jeb Bush will campaign with her in the next two months, but the state GOP said no such commitment exists. Harris, appearing in downtown Orlando, said she will travel with Bush and others as she seeks to defeat incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. Nelson, meanwhile, formally kicked off his campaign Friday in Tampa, saying he wanted to "take our nation in a new direction." Touring with Bush, the state's most powerful Republican, would bring Harris badly needed credibility and steady a campaign that, at times, appeared ready to collapse. But Friday,...
  • Harris, Nelson will debate

    For most of the summer, Katherine Harris's Republican primary opponents complained bitterly that Harris would not agree to debate them. But that won’t be a complaint from Sen. Bill Nelson, the Democrat Harris faces in November. Harris and Nelson will have two debates over the next 60 days. The first will be on Oct. 23. That debate, arranged by Leadership Florida, the Florida Press Association and Florida Public Broadcasting will be at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale and will air from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the state’s 25 public television stations. A second one-hour debate will be...
  • Understanding Katherine Harris, why she is the good choice, why she deserves our support !

    09/06/2006 1:44:47 AM PDT · by marc costanzo · 89 replies · 3,562+ views
    9-6-06 | Marc Costanzo
    To all Freepers and all Florida Voters, I issue my thoughts and feelings about this Florida Primary, a campaign of which I myself have no vote in ! --------------------------------------------------------- Congresswoman Katherine Harris has waged a long hard run for the GOP nomination for the seat of U.S. Senator from Florida, now occupied by incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson . As many of you on this forum know, Katherine lost her dear beloved father George Harris earliar this year . The loss of a father takes an emotional toll, even in the advanced years of one's life . I would say to...
  • Harris Wins Republican Nomination Poised to Defeat Bill Nelson in November

    09/05/2006 10:32:44 PM PDT · by JulieRNR21 · 303 replies · 4,366+ views
    Katherine Harris for Senate Campaign ^ | Sept. 5, 2006 | Katherine Harris for Senate Campaign (Florida)
    HARRIS WINS REPUBLICAN NOMINATION POISED TO DEFEAT BILL NELSON IN NOVEMBER TAMPA, FL—Congresswoman Katherine Harris received the Republican nomination for United States Senate this evening, and celebrated her landslide victory at campaign headquarters with nearly a hundred grassroots supporters in attendance. Harris received the nomination by winning nearly every one of Florida’s 67 counties, demonstrating voters’ confidence in her leadership and ability to unseat Bill Nelson in November. Congresswoman Harris states, “I am thankful for the widespread support demonstrated by tonight’s strong victory. I’m thankful for the personal sacrifices made by my family, staff and many dear friends who all...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 09-05-2006

    09/05/2006 10:28:47 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 278+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 09-05-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. Harris won the primary race So in November she will face A Democrat foe and to RINO's woe ...she's a Christian! It's just a disgrace!
  • ** LIVE THREAD ** 05 September 2006 - Florida Primary

    09/04/2006 7:26:12 PM PDT · by davidosborne · 689 replies · 12,777+ views
    Live Election Results ^ | 05 September 2006 | State of Florida
    It is FLORIDA PRIMARY TIME ! - Come here to discuss who you voted for and why... and lets follow the results as they come in.. Click here to view live election results !!
  • Katherine Harris Wins (Woo hoo!! Go Katherine!!)

    09/05/2006 7:14:23 PM PDT · by Lunatic Fringe · 597 replies · 14,586+ views
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Katherine Harris won the Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat.
  • Harris looks to clear first hurdle to U.S. Senate seat

    09/05/2006 6:10:39 PM PDT · by dukeman · 14 replies · 680+ views
    TAMPA, Fla. - Katherine Harris, trying to overcome months of campaign troubles and fight off three relatively unknown challengers, jumped out to an early lead Tuesday in the race for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination. With 21 percent of precincts reporting, Harris had nearly 50 percent of the votes, compared with 31 percent for Windermere lawyer Will McBride, 14 percent for retired Navy admiral LeRoy Collins and nearly 6 percent for Pinellas County developer Peter Monroe. In a poll last week, the 49-year-old Longboat Key congresswoman held a double-digit lead on her three challengers, who were hoping to marshal enough...
  • Primary Election Day In Florida - Live Thread

    09/05/2006 4:54:50 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 15 replies · 622+ views
    9/05/06 | MplsSteve
    OK, it's primary election day in Florida. I've heard stories of a light turn-out so far in most of the state. On tap for tonight are Rep and Dem primaries for governor and the rep primary for US Senate. There are also primaries for the House seats being vacated by Katherine Harris (R) and Jim Davis (D). There's at least one high profile (and bitter) state Senate primary between incumbent pro-life activist Randall Terry and state senate President Jim King. So, who's gonna win? Why? What do you know? What have you heard? This thread starts...NOW!
  • Incredibly LOW Voter Turnout Today In South Florida (Bad News For Katherine Harris?)

    09/05/2006 2:06:36 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 44 replies · 660+ views
    Self | September 5, 2006 | PJ-Comix
    I voted less than an hour ago. When I entered my polling station, I was the ONLY voter in there. On my way out I remarked that the turnout seemed light and guessed only a hundred folks had voted there up until then. The poll worker then told me I was number 14 voting today. I thought she was kidding but she assured me she was not. Since I figure my precinct must have at least a couple of thousand registered voters, I figure there will be only a about a 2 percent turnout. One reason for the low turnout...
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • Harris: 'I'm not a Beltway boy'

    09/02/2006 7:07:29 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 93 replies · 1,376+ views
    Daytona Beach News-Journalonline ^ | September 02, 2006 | JAMES MILLER
    Her opponents in the Republican U.S. Senate primary cast front-runner Katherine Harris as a liability to the party.Harris casts herself as a true believer who doesn't kowtow to Washington elites and doesn't play politics as usual.Few would argue the last point. The Republican race to challenge Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson in November has been anything but usual.It pits three political unknowns against one of the most recognized -- some might say infamous -- women in the Republican party in a race where name recognition has sometimes looked like a bad thing."I'm not a Beltway boy, and I'll never go along...
  • Rep. Harris Goes From GOP Darling to Liability (LA SLIMES IS PANICKING)

    09/01/2006 2:35:33 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies · 757+ views
    Polls say she's no longer a shoo-in against her rivals in the U.S. Senate primary in Florida. MIAMI — 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 endorsements she didn't get and failed to pick up a single recommendation from Florida's leading newspapers. Rep. Katherine Harris — the former darling of the Republican Party for her pivotal role in the 2000 presidential recount — has stumbled so badly in her bid for the U.S. Senate that pollsters and pundits no longer focus on her longshot...
  • NRA Endorses Katherine Harris; Endorses Bill Nelson (Florida)

    09/01/2006 1:09:33 PM PDT · by JulieRNR21 · 89 replies · 1,678+ views
    Katherine Harris for Senate Campaign ^ | Sept. 1, 2006 | Katherine Harris Press Release
    NRA Endorses Harris Unified Sportsmen of Florida Concur Tampa, FL -- Congresswoman Katherine Harris, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, received the endorsement of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and Unified Sportsmen of Florida. Katherine Harris has an "A" rating from the NRA, in stark contrast to Bill Nelson's "F" rating. In a letter to Congresswoman Harris, Marion Hammer, NRA Past President and current Executive Director of Unified Sportsmen of Florida states "You [have] been consistently strong in support of Second Amendment and self-defense issues and we sincerely appreciate your solid pro-sportsmen, pro-Second Amendment, pro-freedom record. Your outstanding and...
  • Katherine Harris Coasting In Florida GOP Primary

    08/31/2006 7:56:51 PM PDT · by Rawlings · 70 replies · 1,522+ views
    Survey USA ^ | 8/31/06 | Me
    A new poll released by Survey USA shows US Rep. Katherine Harris with a large lead in the Florida Republican Primary. Harris is leading 45% to 22% over challenger Will McBride in the race to face Democratic senator Bill Nelson. This comes after a surge in support for McBride after a series of controversial comments by Rep. Harris.

    08/31/2006 3:13:35 PM PDT · by luckycin · 69 replies · 1,659+ views
    8/30/2006 | hardball
    katherine harris supports the fair tax
  • Harris holds lead heading into final week

    08/31/2006 3:29:27 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 139 replies · 2,279+ views
    AP via ^ | 31 August 2006 | BRENT KALLESTAD
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris holds a double-digit lead over her three opponents in the Republican race for the U.S. Senate nomination in Florida's Sept. 5 primary election, a new poll released Thursday showed. Harris, who is serving her second term in Congress from a district representing the Sarasota area, was favored by 38 percent of 317 likely Republican voters in a random telephone survey taken between Aug. 23-28 by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. The survey reported a margin of error of plus or minus 5.5 percentage points.William McBride, a 34-year-old Windermere attorney, was supported by 22...
  • Katherine Harris encourages people of all faiths to engage in government

    08/27/2006 2:38:55 PM PDT · by JulieRNR21 · 275 replies · 3,337+ views
    Katherine Harris Campaign Press Release ^ | August 26, 2006 | Harris for Senate campaign
    STATEMENT OF CLARIFICATION TAMPA--In a recent article published in the Florida Baptist Witness, Congresswoman Katherine Harris was asked to comment on the interplay of faith and politics in the public square. In the interview, Harris was speaking to a Christian audience, addressing a common misperception that people of faith should not be actively involved in government. Addressing this Christian publication, Harris provided a statement that explains her deep grounding in Judeo-Christian values. Bryan Rudnick, Harris for Senate Campaign Manager stated, "I joined this campaign because Congresswoman Harris is a passionate supporter of Israel, the Jewish people and always has the...
  • Rep. Harris' Comments on Religion Draw Ire

    08/27/2006 2:06:25 PM PDT · by MikeA · 46 replies · 1,329+ views ^ | 08/27/06
    MIAMI (Aug. 26) - U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris told a religious journal that separation of church and state is "a lie" and God and the nation's founding fathers did not intend the country be "a nation of secular laws." The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate also said that if Christians are not elected, politicians will "legislate sin," including abortion and gay marriage. Harris made the comments - which she clarified Saturday - in the Florida Baptist Witness, the weekly journal of the Florida Baptist State Convention, which interviewed political candidates and asked them about religion and their positions on issues....
  • Katherine Harris's new campaign ad on 'Do Nothing' Nelson

    08/26/2006 1:58:11 PM PDT · by JulieRNR21 · 43 replies · 969+ views
    Katherine Harris for Senate Campaign ^ | August 15, 2006 | Friends of Katherine Harris
    Congresswoman Katherine Harris has a new campaign commercial on the air! Please take a moment to go to this link and be one of the first to watch the ad online. The ad highlights Congresswoman Harris' proven record of leadership and results while serving the Florida voters, in stark contrast to Bill Nelson's complete lack of meaningful accomplishment as Insurance Commissioner and U.S. Senator. Florida deserves better than Bill Nelson! Go here to see the new ad by clicking on her photo:
  • (Katherine) Harris thrills Broward fans

    08/25/2006 8:22:12 PM PDT · by JulieRNR21 · 51 replies · 1,333+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 8-25-06 | ERIKA BOLSTAD
    CAMPAIGN 2006 | U.S. SENATE Harris thrills Broward fans Republican U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris reveled in her underdog status Thursday during campaign appearances in Democrat-friendly Broward County. BY ERIKA BOLSTAD As a U.S. Senate hopeful who's expected to take on an incumbent U.S. senator with a 30-point lead, Katherine Harris knows all about being an underdog. But Thursday, the Sarasota congresswoman was among fellow Republican underdogs, as she brought her Senate campaign to a place with more Democratic voters than any other county in the state. ''We're all fighting the good fight,'' Harris told Republican supporters gathered in Davie...
  • 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 . ....
  • Monroe hopes experience will help him beat Harris in GOP primary

    08/24/2006 5:52:43 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 7 replies · 358+ views
    FORT WAYNE.COM ^ | 24 AUGUST 2006 | AP
    SAFETY HARBOR, Fla. - Peter Monroe knows Washington. The Safety Harbor developer and U.S. Senate hopeful built a solid reputation as a behind-the-scenes player on Capitol Hill, tackling some of the nation's stickier messes, including managing the taxpayer-backed $140 billion savings and loan bailout. He thinks that experience will resonate with Republican voters in the Sept. 5 primary. If only they knew him. "When you're head of an agency, nobody knows who you are unless it's maybe a high level position," Monroe said. "Who's the secretary of agriculture?" Monroe, 62, is betting on a recent mailing of a million pamphlets...
  • Collins calls Harris 'defective,' touts Navy, business experience

    08/23/2006 11:07:53 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 16 replies · 540+ views
    Thursday, August 24, 2006 JUNO BEACH — LeRoy Collins Jr. — a retired two-star admiral and son of the man considered Florida's first modern governor — tells audiences he's best known now as "one of the guys running against Katherine Harris." Collins, 71, of Tampa, used that line Wednesday as he addressed about 60 people at the Waterford retirement community in Juno Beach. "Everybody knows who Katherine Harris is, and a lot of those reasons are the wrong reasons," said Collins, one of three candidates running against Harris in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate nomination. Harris, a two-term...