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Thursday, May 11, 2006
For rent: one Congresscritter. Low miles. Cheap.

Yes, Katherine Harris is backstill in the news.

Former senior members of U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris' congressional staff say they initially rejected a defense contractor's $10 million appropriation request last year but reversed course after being instructed by Harris to approve it.

Harris insisted that Mitchell Wade's request for funding be given to a defense appropriations subcommittee, despite the request's being late and difficult to understand, according to two former staff members and Harris' former chief political strategist.

"She said, 'It's important to me, so submit it,' " said an ex-staffer who was involved in the process. "She wanted it in."

This was after Wade had spent nearly $3000 wining and dining Harris at one of Washington's spiffiest and most expensive restaurants. I'm sure it's just a coincidence, right? Right? Hey, why are you laughing?

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