Best describes Florida GOP thinking as depicted in this Tallahassee Democrat article.
According to their speculation, Harris would withdraw from the race if she wins the GOP primary Sept. 5. Harris has told reporters that she has no plans of withdrawing, but the speculation continues.The whole idea above is laughable for more reasons than I will list below.
State Republican Party executives would then appoint a replacement for Harris, an option under Florida's newly revised election law. That replacement would face incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Orlando, in the November general election.
''I've heard a lot of chatter about that,'' said David Johnson, a Republican pollster and strategist with close ties to Florida's GOP.
The speculation includes a scenario in which the party's elite, still clinging to the hope of finding a candidate who can seriously challenge Nelson, would give the nod to whoever finishes second in the Republican gubernatorial primary, Johnson said.
Florida's chief financial officer, Tom Gallagher, currently trails the frontrunner, Attorney General Charlie Crist, by 31 percentage points among likely Republican voters, according to the latest Mason-Dixon poll.
1- Harris has said she'll spend 10 million of her own money. Why would she withdraw then after the primary?
2- Gallagher has lost multiple state-wide runs for office. Governor in 86 and 94.
3- Gallagher has ethics questions.
4- Gallagher has other problems.
Tom Gallagher is only neglibly better as a candidate than Katherine Harris. James Joyner at OTB calls this Harris' withdrawal scenario implausible. I agree 100%.
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