Harris looking to fill top campaign post

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.

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