In all seriousness

Its not too often I write a post about a comment left to a post of mine at Wizbang but here I go.

In reply to my post about Senator Mel Martinez not running for re-election, commenter Stan25 wrote

Katherine Harris would make an ideal candidate to replace Martinez. She was running for that seat when the powers in the Republican Party declined to support her. Now she has an open chance to stick it to the Democrats that so hate her

It wasn’t only Democrats that Harris has hating her, but Republicans also. Harris spent most of her 2006 US senate bid antagonizing people both left and right. In the end she spent almost 10 million dollars to get 38% of the vote.

At the Florida Masochist I had a field day with the Congresswoman’s antics. Here are a few of my posts-

She said she would pour 10 million of her personal fortune into her Senate campaign. Harris did not. Looking back, this shows she had more brains than I gave her credit for.

How about the $2,800 dinner?

Her involvement with a defense contractor convicted of bribery

Constant campaign staff upheval

Claiming Florida democratic congress people supported her effort to beat Bill Nelson.

A top adviser said she was under investigation by the FBI.

Claiming endorsements from Republicans who supported other candidates for the Senate.

Claiming Gov Jeb Bush would campaign for her. No he didn’t.

Claiming she would sell her home to finance her campaign. Last time I heard, she still owned it.

After losing in November, Harris said she would write a tell all book. I’m still waiting to read it, maybe The Florida Masochist will get mentioned.

The National Review magazine in an March 2006 editorial asked for Harris to step aside.

Not one single daily Florida newspaper endorsing Harris for the Senate.

Wizbang contributor Jim Addison blogging that he hoped Jeb Bush would run a write-in campaign since Harris was doomed to lose.

I got even more stuff on Harris. Did you know Godzilla and Harris came up in a newspaper column? Or that she was listed as one of the 20 most corrupt members of Congress?

Maybe Stan was making a joke or he knows nothing about took place in 2006. He lives in Wyoming after all. If Florida Republicans want to see the Democrats gain Mel Martinez’s Senate seat, then they should throw their support to the woman I wrote more than one post asking-

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