August 16, 2002
Harris sued

The Daily Kos notes that Katherine Harris has been sued by her Republican opponent, who alleges that she should be kicked off the ballot for violating state law. Harris resigned from office on August 1 instead of the required deadline of July 15, saying she "misunderstood the resignation letter rules". See, her old job didn't necessitate any prior knowledge of electoral rules, so it's just an honest mistake that could have happened to anyone.

Much as I'd enjoy seeing Klueless Katherine disqualified on a technicality, this seat is likely to remain Republican, so it would be a symbolic victory at best. But hey, you take 'em where you can.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on August 16, 2002 to Election 2002

But her challenger isn't the hand-picked minion of the people who lied and cheated to shoe-horn GWB into the White House, which makes a change. It's not as if all Republicans are necessarily crooks and crackpots, it's just that K. Harris represents the ones that are. I don't know anything about the other candidate, but just not being Harris is a pretty high recommendation for a Republican nomination.

Posted by: Avedon on August 18, 2002 6:24 AM