June 7, 2005


Katherine Harris to run for Senate in 2006 (BRENDAN FARRINGTON, June 7, 2005, AP)

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

Her announcement brings a major name to the race, along with the potential to raise a lot of money.

"The time has come to launch a campaign for the U.S. Senate," Harris told The Associated Press.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 7, 2005 4:47 PM

You gotta think she'll be up there with Blackwell on the Soros/MoveOn hitlist...

Posted by: b at June 7, 2005 4:54 PM

She's white, but is female.

Posted by: oj at June 7, 2005 4:58 PM

Oj, what do you think the most likely 60 seat scenario is in 2006?

Posted by: Timothy at June 7, 2005 5:22 PM

Even if they were to lose Chaffee & Santorum (the only two conceivables), they've still got very good pickup opportunities in: MN, NM, WA, WV, NJ, MD, FL, NE

and possibilities in: HI, MI, VT, CA, WI, CT (mostly depending on retirements)

Posted by: oj at June 7, 2005 5:31 PM

Santorum will not lose. Chaffee would not be a loss.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at June 7, 2005 5:56 PM

if the gop reaches 60 (and maybe even replaces some of the squishes during the primaries) the democrats will commit sepuku en masse. i think i am going to watch Conan The Barbarian tonight, and contemplate such a righteous slaughter.

Posted by: cjm at June 7, 2005 5:57 PM

It is entirely conceivable that Harold Ford wins in Tennessee. That really is the only other conceivable loss.

Posted by: rds at June 7, 2005 6:00 PM

OJ: You think Rossi runs and wins in WA? From your keyboard to God's ears.

Posted by: John Resnick at June 7, 2005 6:24 PM


It is not at all conceivable that Harold Ford wins in Tennessee. Folks in East and Middle Tennessee are not going to reward the MEmphis machine with a Senate seat.

Posted by: Dan at June 7, 2005 6:53 PM


where does Cantwell get the money to retire her debt, nevermind run.

Posted by: oj at June 7, 2005 7:07 PM

OJ: Go Rossi Go! I'm half tempted to move across the river (10 minutes from here) just so I can vote for him.

Posted by: John Resnick at June 7, 2005 7:14 PM

John Resnick:

Why go to so much trouble? Just vote absentee (about 10 times).

Posted by: AC at June 8, 2005 11:50 AM

Yeah. It's called Plan B. Just register as homeless in King County at the county election's office.

Remember the County's motto: "Vote early, vote often, vote democrat." (Can anyone provide a latin translation for that?)

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at June 8, 2005 12:32 PM