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More trouble for Harris?



Word is that U.S. Senate candidate Katherine Harris is losing another round of senior campaign staffers. On Wednesday afternoon, politicos couldn't stop buzzing about rumors that the campaign manager, communications director and field director had all quit.

"It doesn't surprise me in the least,'' said Ed Rollins, Harris' former senior consultant, who said he heard the news from someone in her congressional office. No one answered the campaign headquarters in Tampa. Calls and emails to campaign manager Glenn Hodas and communications director Chris Ingram were not returned.
The latest news, combined with Harris' recent medical problems, fueled speculation once again that she would drop out of the race.

Update from the campaign: "(Tampa, Fla.) -- Katherine Harris announced today she has accepted the resignation of her communications director Chris Ingram from her U.S. Senate campaign.
"My campaign appreciates the effort and energy Chris brought to the job. He served in an important role in my campaign and he did a great job, and I wish him well,” said Harris.
“I wish Katherine and the campaign well, and look forward to returning to managing my company, 411 Communications,” Ingram said.
Contrary to earlier reports, Harris has only accepted the resignation of Chris Ingram.
On Monday, Katherine Harris undergoes surgery for a previously described medical condition. “I look forward to returning to the campaign trail swiftly following my medical procedure,” said Harris."

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:07pm]


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