|Katherine Harris. Ah, yes. "Bugfuck crazy", that's on the money there. For you who don't know, she was Florida's secretary of state during the disputed 2000 presidential elections, very quickly calling the vote when it was still too close to call. All the republicans loved her then.|
Currently, she's running for Senate, with a revolving door of campaign advisors who keep fleeing when they realize what they've gotten themselves into. Apparently she refused to accept reality and get out of the race, even though she was begged by state republican leaders before the primaries. Even her old boss Jeb Bush is treating her like the proverbial red-headed stepchild. She did win the primary to a couple of little-known challengers, but Bill Nelson would probably have to rape and then eat little babies to lose at this point.
But to the topic of the midterms in general, the NYT had a piece yesterday about the at least plausibility of democrats taking the senate, with George Allen tripping in Virginia and Harold Ford doing a bit better in Tennessee, among other races. The house is very possible, but the senate? Well, one can dream. The Abramoff stuff should be coming back this week, showing closer ties to the White House.
Still, the RNC has boatloads of rich white money.