HarrisWatch: “Pink Sugar” Hid Subpoena from Staff

Good morning! Here’s your steaming mug of Rep. Katherine Harris (R-FL):

U.S. Senate candidate Katherine Harris received a grand jury subpoena from federal investigators and concealed the fact from top campaign advisers hired to help her deflect negative publicity, her former campaign manager has disclosed.

“Yes, there was a subpoena. She didn’t tell us,” said Glenn Hodas, Harris’ third and most recent campaign manager. He said he learned of it in June while reviewing invoices from powerhouse Washington lawyer Benjamin J. Ginsberg and confronted his boss.

The story, from today’s Tampa (Fla.) Tribune, notes a couple other new details in Harris’ case:

– In addition to interviewing former Harris strategist Ed Rollins, the Feds have now also interviewed Fred Asbell, Harris’ former chief of staff on Capitol Hill.

– Harris is no longer represented by her high-paid D.C. insider lawyer, Benjamin Ginsburg. There’s no mention of who replaced him.

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