NAME: Katherine Harris BIRTHDATE: March 5, 1957 BIRTHPLACE: Key West RESIDENCE: Sarasota OCCUPATION: State senator, vice president of commercial real estate company. FAMILY: Husband, Anders Ebbeson; daughter, Louise, 16. EDUCATION: B.A. in history, Agnes Scott College; Master of Public Administration in international trade and negotiations, Harvard University.
Analysis of Katherine Harris TV Ad Saturday, October 31, 1998
Associated Press Details of television ad for secretary of state candidate
Katherine Harris. TIME: 30 seconds. TITLE: "Better Florida" PRODUCER:
Adam Goodman, president, Doner Public Affairs. WHERE RUNNING: Statewide
except Miami-Dade County. CONTENTS: Announcer: "This liberal lobbyist
is at it again, distorting the truth to cover her past. Gievers, the
liberal who lead an extremist group to an ultra feminist agenda, the
lobbyist who tried to pass the largest tax increase in Florida history.
"We need Katherine Harris, the state senator who kept taxes low, our
neighborhoods safe, the leader fighting for better schools and our quality
of life. "Gievers: a liberal lobbyist. Senator Katherine Harris: fighting
for a better Florida." VIDEO: The words "Karen Gievers: liberal lobbyist"
followed by "Gievers: hiding her past," then "led ultra liberal feminist
group" and finally "Gievers: lobbied for largest tax increase in Florida
history" appear over a black and white picture of the Democratic candidate.
The scene shifts to a color picture of a smiling Harris in a red dress
with the caption "Harris has what it takes" and then a sunset appears
with the words "Elect Harris as Florida's next secretary of state."
A black and white picture of Gievers flashes on with the inscription
"liberal lobbyist" and then it concludes with a color shot of Harris
in shorts on the beach. ANALYSIS: The Republican candidate's ad labels
her Democratic opponent, Karen Gievers, with not one, but two "L" words:
liberal and lobbyist. Gievers has lobbied the Legislature but says she
has done it strictly on an unpaid basis for foster children, the Academy
of Florida Trial Lawyers, a local bar association and Operation SafeDrive.
The latter is a group she formed to push for tougher traffic safety
laws after her first husband was killed on a bicycle when struck by
a teen-age motorist. Harris bases the "liberal" label in part on Gievers'
endorsement by the National Organization for Women and her connection
to GWEN's List Inc., which promotes the election of women in Florida.
The acronym stands for Get Women Elected Now. Harris cites a 1994 newspaper
column that states the group only supports Democrats who are pro-choice
on abortion and "somewhat liberal on women's issues." Gievers is former
president of GWEN's List. She describes the group as moderate. Gievers
insists she is a fiscal conservative and says she supported a 1992 proposal
by Gov. Lawton Chiles to raises taxes by $1.35 billion because it would
have provided more money for foster children's programs. The Legislature,
however, increased spending by only $560 million that year. Gievers
says she opposed the ill-fated services tax that was passed in 1987
and repealed several months later and maintains it was the largest increase
in the state's history, not the Chiles' proposal as the Harris ad claims.
First-year service tax collections were estimated at nearly $1 billion
but they were expected to increase rapidly and easily would have surpassed
the Chiles' proposal if left on the books. Telephone: 850-922-0234
Katherine Harris has been guaranteed an ambassadorship by the bush brothers - to Chad, Africa.
And did you hear that Katherine Harris
has given all counties a 5 p.m. deadline
to bring her new coats
made of dalmation puppies
above from jekinct
where, how do you think all that (her) money came from - 50million$US?