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Underdog faces Katherine Harris in primary

MIAMI, July 1 (UPI) -- A Sarasota man is entering a real underdog in the Sept. 10 Republican congressional primary against Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris as a protest of

Underdog faces Katherine Harris in primary

SARASOTA, Fla., July 1 (UPI) --

Civil rights panel revisits Florida vote

MIAMI, June 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Civil Rights Commission is revisiting Florida this week to assess whether the state's election reforms have gone far enough to solve the problems of th

Possible conflict of interest alleged

MIAMI, June 5 (UPI) -- Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris, a key figure in the vote-count dispute that followed the 2002 presidential election and a congressional candidate,

Possible conflict of interest alleged

MIAMI, June 5 (UPI) -- Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris, a key figure in the vote-count controversy that followed the 2002 presidential election, has until Friday to explai

UPI's Capital Comment for, Thurs.,March 14

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
By United Press International

Jockstrip: The World As We Know It

PARTY HARDY The Boston Herald has suggested to its readers that they "call in sick if (they) have to" so they don?t miss Tuesday?s welcome-home celebration for the Super Bowl champ New England Patriots.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for Feb. 4, 2002

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- News notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press Intern

Q & A: Florida House Speaker Tom Feeney

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Interview: The speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, Tom Feeney, discusses the Florida vote count and the new GOP agenda.
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst

Bush vs. Gore: One year later

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- It was the best of decisions, it was the worst of decisions. It was a decision of wisdom, it was a decision of foolishness.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Katherine Harris to run for Congress

SARASOTA,, Fla., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris, a prominent figure in last fall's presidential recount in the state, announced Tuesday she will run for Congress next year from her home district of Sarasota.

Katherine Harris to run for Congress

SARASOTA,, Fla., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris, a Republican, said Tuesday she is running for Congress from her home district of Sarasota. Harris, who gained natio
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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.
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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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