Florida G-O-P Senate candidate Katherine Harris brought her campaign to Naples last night to speak to the Collier County Republican Party. Her visit came amid continued frustration over her troubled campaign. Yesterday (Monday) Southwest Florida Congressman Connie Mack declined to offer his opinion on her chances. More than a dozen key Harris campaign aides have quit in the last year. She is well-known to treat her staff poorly and Katherine Harris has dwindling support from both the national and state Republican parties. Fort Myers G-O-P Representative Connie Mack serves with her in the House. Speaking on Gulf Coast Live, he did say she has an uphill climb. But would not say she should pull out of the race.
“It’s difficult when you see all the challenges that she’s facing and how to overcome those. But I’m not involved day-to-day in her campaign strategy and planning and what she’s trying to accomplish. So I don’t know I can answer that question. If you’re saying, ‘can she win?’ Yes, she can win.”
Political watchers expect Harris to win next month’s G-O-P primary but have a much harder time defeating Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson.
Tuesday, 08 August 2006 01:00
Mack on Harris's ChancesWritten by WGCU Newsroom