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Bilirakis gets behind Harris



U.S. Rep. Mike Bilirakis told a crowd in Tarpon Springs Thursday night how touched he was when his colleague Katherine Harris asked him if he thought her running for U.S. Senate would hurt the chances of other Republicans in other Florida races - including his son, Gus.

"That's pretty darn special," he said.

Harris was well received by more than 50 people at a Tarpon Springs Republican Club at a Hampton Inn where the hotel sign read: "Welcome Katherine."

Both Harris and Bilirakis bashed Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. And when Harris was asked about the other candidates she faces Tuesday in the Republican primary, she said: "What others?"

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 12:42pm]


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