PENSACOLA, Florida (AP) -- Just back from Iraq, US Representative Katherine Harris brought her Senate campaign to Pensacola, an area of the state that's dominated by the military.
She told small groups that the United States is succeeding in the war and troops don't want to be brought home yet.
Harris told a crowd of about two dozen in a small park near downtown Pensacola that Iraqi police and troops, with U-S help, are doing a better job of finding and defeating insurgents.
But she says the country still needs help restoring its banking system and upgrading oil production, describing drilling rigs held together with chicken wire.
Harris, a Republican, is challenging incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson.
She was well received in this area that tends to be more socially conservative than other parts of the state.
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