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From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

A dubious distinction



In this week's National Journal (a magazine Katherine Harris frequently cites while campaigning) political insiders from both parties were asked which U.S. Senate candidates have run the best and worst campaigns.

The best: For Republicans, it was a tie between Tennessee Democrat Harold Ford and Maryland Republican Michael Steele (both with 22 percent). For Democrats, it was Ford over second place Minnesota Democrat Amy Klobuchar.

The worst: Republicans and Democrats agreed on Virginia Republican George Allen with Republicans citing Florida Republican Katherine Harris and Montana Republican Conrad Burns as second and third. Democrats had Burns second and Harris third.

National Journal survey participants are political consultants, lobbyists, party operatives and state and local political leaders. 

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 11:34am]


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