Katherine Harris lost her bid to unseat Florida Senator Bill Nelson. Smiling broadly, the Sarasota Republican told supporters to carry-on the conservative banner.
“We are unbowed in our devotion to responsible conservative vision and that means lower taxes, less government, secure borders, reasonable immigration reform and very importantly making sure that we uphold and protect our traditional values”
Harris has served in public office since 1994. She said she believes that public service is still a noble calling. She said her only regret was not so much losing the election, but losing her father this year.
Katherine Harris gracefully conceded to Senator Bill Nelson last evening in Sarasota. Harris admitted she faced many obstacles during the campaign but, given the chance, would do it all over again.
“With the exception of losing my dad there is not one single thing that I would reverse the tide on because it had grown my character, it has grown my faith. And I’ve had the chance to meet some of the most remarkable people and solidify friendships that I’ve had over the years more so than any other time in my life and I would not turn back the hands of time for anything so for that I thank you.”
Nelson won 60-percent of the vote to Katherine Harris' 38-percent.
Wednesday, 08 November 2006 00:00
Harris RaceWritten by WGCU Newsroom