Wheels off, engine blown, and dragging its transmission, the Katherine Harris campaign continues to amuse.
The Orlando Sentinel
Another Harris staffer gone
by Jim Stratton
Aug 21, 2006 11:15:28 AM
U.S. Senate candidate Katherine Harris has lost another key staffer in the wake of a disastrous political rally last week.
Rhyan Metzler, who had been Harris' political director, is no longer with the campaign, according to Harris spokeswoman Jennifer Marks. Metzler is the staffer that is being blamed for embarrassing comments Harris made following a rally at Orlando Executive Airport.
Only 40 people showed up for the event -- a number that includes Harris staff and media -- and Harris blamed the paltry turnout in part on a last-minute location change. She said a tree fell on the hangar that the rally was scheduled to be in forcing her campaign to switch to another hangar.
Airport officials, however, said no trees had fallen and that Harris was in the hangar her campaign had originally booked.