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Harris Matters

By on 3.16.06 | 8:21AM

So Harris stays and essentially self-finances. We got a clarification last night that should Harris resign from the House to focus on the campaign, her staff would not be fired, but would instead continue working through the special election period. Our point was that Harris would "essentially" be firing her staff, given that she wouldn't be around after the resignation, and while constituents always have issues, it helps to have a someone at the top.

As for the Senate campaign, recent polls have Harris down to Sen. Bill Nelson by 20 points or more. We're dubious of most of those polls, which have a respondent pool of between 500 to 600 people. That puts the margin of error up in the five point range, which is awful for a serious political or opinion poll. Twenty points is a big number, and so is 15 or even ten points. But people should take a deep breath and hope that the national party can help her right her ship.

That said, we keep hearing that there are more shoes to drop related to Harris's sale of home down in Florida, as well as other issues, and she continues to have problems finding senior management staff for her campaign. All not good.

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