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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-03-06 11:14 PM
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Harris Requested Funds At Behest of Contractor
Harris Requested Funds At Behest of Contractor

By Charles R. Babcock
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, March 4, 2006; Page A06

Rep. Katherine Harris (R-Fla.) has acknowledged that she requested last year that $10 million in federal funds be set aside for a Navy intelligence program in her district at the request of Washington contractor Mitchell J. Wade, who pleaded guilty last week to bribing another House member.

Harris, who gained notoriety as secretary of state in Florida during the contested Bush-Gore presidential race in 2000, is running for the Senate this year. News media in her home state have been focusing on her dealings with Wade since prosecutors disclosed last week that she was the unwitting recipient of $32,000 in illegal campaign donations from Wade in 2004.

In a statement Thursday, Harris said: "I never requested funding for this project in exchange for any contributions, but rather to bring more high-skill, high-wage jobs to the region."

In court filings as part of Wade's plea for bribing convicted former representative Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-Calif.), prosecutors said Wade had had dinner with Harris early last year and discussed another fundraising event and possible funding for an unnamed Navy counterintelligence program. The court filing said the project was not funded but did not address whether Harris sought funding. She did not respond to questions about such a request last week.
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-03-06 11:16 PM
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1. Something tells me...
That Kitty is gonna rue the day she ever got caught up in politics.

Can't wait to see the pictures of her, inside federal stir.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-03-06 11:22 PM
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3. Except where else can you use taxpayer funds to go under the knife?



What a country!- Yakov Smirnoff
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:23 AM
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7. Don't forget these assets:

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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 09:57 AM
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9. What's Sean doing under the desk there?
:blush:
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chat_noir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 10:01 AM
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11. Hannity appearance set to music
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-03-06 11:17 PM
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2. So the $32 K that K. Harris got in $2 K checks from people ...
.... working for MZM (Wade's company) had nothing to do w/ her vote a few
days later?

She took a bribe!
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WhiteTara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-03-06 11:36 PM
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4. right, she and Mitch chatted in church
too! MZM equals corruption. Period. Bye bye Cruella.
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 12:49 AM
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5. She was born an elitist rich girl
and liked it that way.
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 01:26 AM
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6. It makes my day to see the woman who stole the 2000 election
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 01:27 AM by lovuian
get ready to go to jail... where is her protector!!!

Tom delay too the guy who sent the bullies to shut down the florida recount... where is his protector???

Where O where can they be???

Just know this anybody who plays with Bush is gonna get burned...

and the piece de resistance' will be that Lieberman gets replaced by the other democratic challenger...

I don't want to get greedy though...
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DiverDave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 04:27 PM
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8. I would be VERY surprised if she gets in
trouble over this.
Yes, I do believe that she took the money, and that it was dirty money.
But, she IS the person that got dimson into the white house, she is untouchable IMO.
We'll see...
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 10:00 AM
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10. K stands for Korrupt!!!
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 06:36 PM
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12. She should get her sterling silver fork out and
plunge it into one of her buttocks. She is done.
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