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Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Katherine Harris to challenge Senator Bill Nelson

From the AP:
Republican U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris, who was praised and vilified for her role as Florida's secretary of state in the 2000 presidential recount, said Tuesday she will run for the U.S. Senate next year against Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson.

Her announcement brings a high-profile name and the potential to raise a substantial amount of money to a race that Republicans already have said they would target.

"Today, after months of encouragement from friends and constituents, colleagues and advisers, many prayers and with the love and support of my family, the time has come to launch a campaign for the U.S. Senate," Harris said.

Harris, who is serving her second term in Congress, will formally announce her plans in July. The Sarasota woman considered running for Senate last year after popular Democrat Bob Graham announced his retirement. After weeks of speculation, she said she would run later, just not in 2004.
That evil woman, whose leadership put Bush into office, is now hoping to knock off another Democrat, and capture his office.

Democrats in Florida better work extra-especially hard to make sure that doesn't happen. Nothing would please me more than to see Harris defeated in 2006.

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