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Harris’s ex-chiefs brush off Palm Beach Post blog attacks 

Senate candidate Rep. Katherine Harris (R-Fla.) isn’t the only one facing criticism.

Three of her former chiefs of staff were attacked in a Palm Beach Post blog last week: media consultant Adam Goodman and lobbyists Dan Berger, senior vice president of Government Affairs at the National Association of Federal Credit Unions, and Benjamin McKay, senior vice president for federal government relations at the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America.

In one entry a reader states that “Harris is to blame for not having her A-team on board helping her.” Another entry asks for the Post to question Harris’s ex-staffers and see if they will endorse her Senate candidacy.

Still, another entry refers to the three aides as “A-holes that got Harris elected in the first place and kept getting her elected and reelected to bigger and more important positions.”

McKay thought the blog entries were funny, but not entirely. “On one side it’s a backhanded compliment,” he said.  “On the other, it’s people who want to be angry. I don’t consider being called an A-hole any kind of compliment whatsoever. I’m not that narcissistic or na