SARASOTA, FL: Katherine Harris, the Republican Florida secretary of
state who gained national cheers and jeers for her decision not to
re-count Florida's votes during last year's election fiasco, is
interviewing possible campaign managers for a congressional run.
Harris has filed papers to run for the US House of Representatives from
her home district in Sarasota, FL.
Adam Goodman, president of Tampa-based Victory Group, is serving as
campaign media consultant, responsible for media messages,
communications, and strategy. Harris' messages, he told PRWeek, are
still being determined.
"We're still interviewing for a campaign manager and do not yet have a
campaign office," he said. "She's going to come home a lot over the next
couple of months, getting her position priorities together and in synch
with people in the district."
Harris was born in Key West, FL, and served as a state senator from
1994-1998. She became secretary of state four years ago, but said she is
leaving the office because it is changing from an elected to appointed
post. In a speech announcing her candidacy for the Sarasota race, Harris
said she looks forward to being elected by the people and to dispelling
"myths" of partisan activity during the five-week presidential ballot
Harris also said she planned to campaign door to door, and to use focus
groups on issues including Social Security, personal security, the
environment, and education.