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Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 27 2006,21:35   

http://www.abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=2361012

this is the same Katherine Harris that was involved in the vote controversy during the 2000 election.

I'll bet she wins, regardless of what uncle Jeb says.

*sigh*

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GCT



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 28 2006,02:52   

The Washington Post also reported this little tidbit:

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Harris campaign spokeswoman Jennifer Marks would not answer questions about the Harris interview. Instead, she released a two-sentence statement.

"Congresswoman Harris encourages Americans from all walks of life and faith to participate in our government," it stated. "She continues to be an unwavering advocate of religious rights and freedoms."


Yeah right.

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keiths



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 03 2006,21:49   

Time has a new article on the talented Ms. Harris:

Katherine Harris' Comedy of Errors

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Steverino



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 04 2006,02:41   

To quote Austin Powers,

"She's a man, baby!"

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mcc



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 04 2006,16:14   

Quote (keiths @ Sep. 04 2006,02:49)
Time has a new article on the talented Ms. Harris:

Katherine Harris' Comedy of Errors

The Florida primaries are TOMORROW?

Oh, but this should be interesting.

  
Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 05 2006,18:04   

It looks like Harris won the primary quite easily, garnering about 50% of the total vote.

it wasn't even close.

http://enight.dos.state.fl.us/

I do wonder how she will do in the general election.

could we be looking at a female version of Bill Frist?

*sigh*

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mcc



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 05 2006,19:09   

I think this is the one and only senate race I am now ready to call for the democrats.

  
Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 05 2006,19:41   

should we take bets on the outcome?

I'll take Harris plus 15%.

any takers?

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Diogenes



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 05 2006,20:12   

Quote (Ichthyic @ Sep. 06 2006,00:41)
should we take bets on the outcome?

I'll take Harris plus 15%.

any takers?

Does that mean Harris winning by 15% or losing by 15%?  Either way I'll take the under.  The last poll had her losing 60-25.  She's on her 4th or 5th staff (having either mass depatures or mass firings of the previous 4).  The state party asked her multiple times to step down for the sake of the party and she has refused.  Every time she opens her mouth she says something idiotic.  

Stanger things have happeneds, but this one looks not even close.

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Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 05 2006,20:45   

plus 15% means that to win against that bet, she would have to lose by more than 15%.

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Stanger things have happeneds, but this one looks not even close.


do remember that this is Florida we're talking about here; strange things in politics have been de rigeur there for decades.

I still think this race will end up being closer than anybody would like.

I'd be happy to be wrong about that.

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The state party asked her multiple times to step down for the sake of the party and she has refused.  Every time she opens her mouth she says something idiotic.  


...and yet she still won the primary handily.

scary, huh?

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Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 05 2006,20:48   

I'm surprised Lenny hasn't weighed in on the Harris fiasco yet.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 06 2006,02:20   

I don't know whether to be depressed that Florida Republicans could possible hand Harris the primary or be happy that it should make an easier task for the Democratic candidate than if a competent candidate had won.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 06 2006,05:45   

Should we be concerned if come this November, Harris wins with exactly 70% of the vote, including exactly 90% in several heavily Democratic/black counties?

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Diogenes



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 06 2006,07:12   

She spent $6 million on the primary while her 3 competitors spent $1 million combined.  That coupled with name recognition allowed her to pull just over 50% of the primary vote, not exactly a staggering victory.  Now that she's won she's got a whole other boatload of problems.  Her cash on hand is down to $2 million, while Nelson has $12 million.  She isn't a very good fundraiser, a big chunk of the money she spent was from her personal fortune.  The NRSC has only about half the cash on hand of the DSCC, and with quite a few important senate races this year there is no way in #### they are dumping money into this fools errand.  Add to this a moderate competitor, allegations of corruption, and the high turnover rate of her staff and things don't look good.  The only reason anyone even reports on this race is because of Harris' infamy.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 06 2006,07:21   

Quote (Diogenes @ Sep. 06 2006,12:12)
She spent $6 million on the primary while her 3 competitors spent $1 million combined.  That coupled with name recognition allowed her to pull just over 50% of the primary vote, not exactly a staggering victory.

I've noticed that Republicans always spend far more money on their campaigns than Democrats, even when the races are very close or the Democrats even win. I think the last two presidential races worked out this way -- the GOP spent far more money, and yet they actually technically lost in '00 and barely won in '04.

The moral of the story is that it costs far more money to make someone vote Republican than it costs to make them vote Democrat.

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Diogenes



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 06 2006,07:52   

Republicans spend more money because they raise more money.  Republicans in recent history have completely crushed Dems in money raising.  This year is different in that at least it's competitive.  The DSCC and the DCCC both outraised their counterparts, and lead on cash on hand, but the DNC has less than a quarter of the cash on hand of the RNC.  In total the Republicans have a $91 million to $80 million advantage in cash on hand (as of last quarter).

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 06 2006,08:11   

Quote (Diogenes @ Sep. 06 2006,12:52)
Republicans spend more money because they raise more money.  Republicans in recent history have completely crushed Dems in money raising.  

I know that. But what I find amusing is that when the GOP spends six times what the Democrats spend, they don't get 6 times the vote. What seems to happen most often is that they outspend the Democrats 5-fold or 6-fold, yet only beat them by 5%. So in practical terms, each GOP vote costs them a lot more. Funny, that.

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Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 06 2006,11:00   

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Should we be concerned if come this November, Harris wins with exactly 70% of the vote, including exactly 90% in several heavily Democratic/black counties?


yeah, I would find that concerning, if not entirely surprising.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 09 2006,12:45   

People interested in this weido insult to the very premise of democracy should search for the Daily Show's report on her campaign, which notes that she really has, and intends to promote, her two, and only, assets: large breasts.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 09 2006,15:30   

Quote (Ichthyic @ Sep. 06 2006,01:48)
I'm surprised Lenny hasn't weighed in on the Harris fiasco yet.

I'm glad she won.  It's the best chance that the Democans have.

But then, in Florida, the Democans don't tend to be any better.

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