Harris has 4-legged foe©Associated Press
July 2, 2002
SARASOTA -- The newest candidate challenging Secretary of State Katherine Harris in her bid for Congress is truly an underdog: a border collie mix.
Percy the dog is a write-in candidate in the Republican primary, said his owner and campaign manager, Wayne Genthner.
Genthner offers his canine candidate as a protest against the establishment.
"No one has a realistic expectation that a dog can get elected," Genthner said. "But plenty of people will be willing to vote for a dog to represent their discontent with the political system."
Percy and his volunteer campaign staff have been shaking paws and handing out fliers, with slogans including: "Never made a mess in the House! Never will!"
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