10 people fight for popular Ga. job

ATLANTA, May 7 (UPI) -- The race for Georgia secretary of state is shaping up to be the state's most competitive, with 10 candidates vying for the once-obscure post.

Staffers say Harris asked funding approval

WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- A rejected defense contractor's $10 million funding bid was later approved on instruction from U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris, R-Fla., former staffer members claim.

Harris to lose more key campaign staffers

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- Top aides to Rep. Katherine Harris, R-Fla., were said ready to quit her Senate campaign, the latest in a growing list of troubles for the campaign.

Harris promises 'widow's mite' to campaign

TAMPA, Fla., March 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris, R-Fla., says she's willing to sell off her possessions in her campaign to win a U.S. Senate seat.

Harris, Goode surface in Cunningham case

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A defense contractor at the center of the case involving former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham, R-Calif., has pleaded guilty to corruption charges.

Joe Scarborough to leave MSNBC for D.C.?

PENSACOLA, Fla., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The host of MSNBC's "Scarborough Country," Joe Scarborough, is considering a run against U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.

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Harris lashes out at 2000 make-up jokes

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Florida's former Secretary of State Katherine Harris lashed out at jokes made about her makeup during the presidential election recount of 2000.

Pence wants dot-porn designation

WASHINGTON, May 24 (UPI) -- Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., believes one way to keep pornography on the Internet away from children is to segregate it, and he is proposing such sites get a dot-porn designation.

Katherine Harris wins second term in House

SARASOTA, Fla., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Rep. Katherine Harris, R-Fla., a major figure in the Florida vote-counting fiasco in 2004, easily won a second term in Congress.

Bond $500,000 in Katherine Harris case

SARASOTA, Fla., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Bond has been set at $500,000 for a man charged with threatening Rep. Katherine Harris, R-Fla., by driving his car toward her.

Police: Man threatens Katherine Harris

SARASOTA, Fla., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A man accused of trying to run over Rep. Katherine Harris, R-Fla., with his Cadillac was arrested Wednesday in Sarasota, Fla.

Jeb Bush rebukes Jimmy Carter

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Gov. Jeb Bush is lashing back at former President Jimmy Carter for his criticism of Florida's election situation this year.

In Florida, Harris may be vulnerable

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A new poll indicates Rep. Katherine Harris, R-Fla., a lightning rod for criticism during the 2000 Florida recount, may be in trouble for re-election.

Katherine Harris forgets to sign ballot

LONGBOAT KEY, Fla., May 9 (UPI) -- Katherine Harris, the former Florida secretary of state in the contested 2000 presidential vote, forgot to sign her absentee ballot for a local election.
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Katherine Harris
Florida Department of State Katherine Harris at a press conference at 7:30 p.m. in the Senate building of the Florida capitol following receipt of certified returns from Florida's counties Tuesday night. Photo by Bruce Brewer.

Katherine Harris (born April 5, 1957, Key West, Florida) is an American Republican politician, former Secretary of State of Florida, and former member of the United States House of Representatives. Harris won the 2002 election to represent Florida's 13th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. She served in the Florida State Senate from 1994 to 1998. She held that post from 2003 to 2007. Harris lost the November 7, 2006, election to represent Florida in the United States Senate.

Harris rose to national attention due to her controversial role as Secretary of State of Florida during the 2000 presidential election.

Harris' family is one of Florida's wealthiest and most politically influential. Her father owned Citrus and Chemical Bank in Lakeland, Florida. Her grandfather was Ben Hill Griffin, Jr., a wealthy businessman in the citrus and cattle industries and a powerful figure in the state legislature, who, shortly before his death in 1990, was ranked as the 261st richest American on the Forbes 400 list. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at the University of Florida is named for him. Harris married Swedish businessman Anders Sven Axel Ebbeson (born March 16, 1945) in 1996 and has one stepdaughter, Louise.

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