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Campaign Gone South

Katherine Harris
Rep. Katherine Harris (R-Fla.), right, with childhood friend Bill Braswell and his wife, Cathy, at a political rally in Florida. Harris hopes to unseat Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. (Cathy Kupulka - For The Washington Post)

Meanwhile, according to a financial disclosure report, her campaign has less than $1 million left. Nelson's campaign has nearly $7 million. Nelson has run seven ads since the primaries in September. Harris has aired only one and it started yesterday, according to campaign spokeswoman Jennifer Marks.

Harris turns stony when she's asked what will happen if she doesn't win.

"Haven't even considered it," she says in a tone that suggests a follow-up question would be foolhardy.

Later in the evening, while talking about her love for Queen Esther, she runs to the passenger seat of her SUV and seizes a Bible.

"I'll give you one verse," she says. "On the day that the enemies of the Jews had hoped to overpower them, the opposite occurred, in that the Jews themselves overpowered those who hated them."

What does that have to do with this race?

"November 7th," she replies.

Staff researcher Meg Smith and research director Lucy Shackelford contributed to this report.


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