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Husband of Katherine Harris commits suicide, police say
Sarasota Herald Tribune ^ | 11/19/13 | Lee Williams

Posted on 11/19/2013 9:14:45 AM PST by shortstop

SARASOTA - Sarasota Police are investigating the apparent suicide of Anders Ebbeson, husband of former Congresswoman and Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris.

Police were called to the scene of the couple's house in the 1400 block of Sarasota's Bay Point Drive around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Police and Pastor William Hild of downtown Sarasota's First Baptist Church confirmed that Ebbeson, a 68-year-old Swedish businessman, had taken his own life and asked the community to respect the family's privacy.

"On behalf of the family, Katherine's husband took his own life," Hild said outside the home on Bay Point Drive Tuesday morning. "They are asking for privacy, prayer, thoughts and love from the community."

"Anders has been suffering health conditions that he'd been attempting to deal with, which had been increasingly part of his life," Hild said.

Police Chief Bernadette DiPino said that Harris wanted the community to know that her husband was "no longer suffering."

The police chief asked that "the community respect the family at this difficult time."

(Excerpt) Read more at heraldtribune.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: andersebbeson; ebbeson; fl; florida; floridarecount; jebbush; katherineharris; suicide

1 posted on 11/19/2013 9:14:45 AM PST by shortstop
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To: shortstop

0DeathCare.


2 posted on 11/19/2013 9:16:29 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: neverdem; narses; SunkenCiv; Nachum; MHGinTN; floriduh voter; shortstop

Another victim of the democrat/socialist/communist/Muslim/homosexual/pro-abortion (er, mainstream media) War on Women.

She was massacred enthusiastically for following the FL law in November and December, 2000.

My prayers to Katherine, her family, her family.


3 posted on 11/19/2013 9:18:32 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: shortstop

Prayers sent.


4 posted on 11/19/2013 9:21:17 AM PST by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Prayers up for Katherine and her family.


5 posted on 11/19/2013 9:25:47 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: shortstop

May God forgive him, and comfort his family. Part of me understands the urge to escape pain and suffering. Hope I never face that challenge.


6 posted on 11/19/2013 9:26:02 AM PST by catbertz
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To: NautiNurse
Terribly sad news...

Prayers for Katherine and her family...

7 posted on 11/19/2013 9:27:18 AM PST by nutmeg (ObamaCare: Yet another disaster brought to you by the democRATic party)
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To: shortstop

Sorry to hear this news.


8 posted on 11/19/2013 9:27:59 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: shortstop

Wow. Turning into quite a day for former pols.

Prayers for Katherine Harris.


9 posted on 11/19/2013 9:29:39 AM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: catbertz

“Part of me understands the urge to escape pain and suffering. Hope I never face that challenge.”

It’s more than depression. It’s demoralization.


10 posted on 11/19/2013 9:31:24 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: shortstop; JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; ...
Another article on Katherine Harris' husband, this time by the Sarasota Herald-Tribunes own 'Gun Writer', Lee Williams.

Florida Freeper


11 posted on 11/19/2013 9:40:58 AM PST by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: nutmeg

I met him in 2006. He was a kind and gentle man. Very devoted to Katherine. RIP.


12 posted on 11/19/2013 9:47:20 AM PST by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: NautiNurse
I met him in 2006. He was a kind and gentle man. Very devoted to Katherine. RIP.

I thought maybe you had met him before, as I know you've met Katherine. I feel SO bad for her. I can't help but wonder what health problems her husband had that drove him to this.

Keeping Katherine and her family in our prayers...

13 posted on 11/19/2013 9:50:32 AM PST by nutmeg (ObamaCare: Yet another disaster brought to you by the democRATic party)
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To: shortstop

sorry to hear this. Difficult to lose your spouse but to suicide.. man!


14 posted on 11/19/2013 9:51:59 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

And later, the Republican Party joined in. They are the reason that Bill Nelson is Senator now.


15 posted on 11/19/2013 9:54:21 AM PST by sport
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Join in prayers for this sad Lady. Agreeing with your assessment of the savagery democrips employ.


16 posted on 11/19/2013 10:00:13 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: nutmeg

I only met Katherine briefly while volunteering for her Senate campaign. That was the only time we ever saw or spoke to each other, but this is terrible news.


17 posted on 11/19/2013 10:08:15 AM PST by darkangel82
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To: shortstop

wonder if he just got his insurance renewal premium, or cancellation letter.


18 posted on 11/19/2013 10:15:28 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: shortstop

Mr. Ebbeson was a very successful businessman:

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20131119/ARTICLE/131119595?p=all&tc=pgall


19 posted on 11/19/2013 10:26:54 AM PST by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: shortstop

Prayers for Katherine and her family. I know how she feels. Really, I do.


20 posted on 11/19/2013 10:29:20 AM PST by left that other site (.)
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To: shortstop

It’s important to keep attention off the Obamacare stories... might help Republicans. Is that the reason for a ‘trash a Republican’ post or is there something I’m missing?


21 posted on 11/19/2013 10:29:35 AM PST by GOPJ (Was Obama giving nucluear information and equipment to Iran - through Benghazi?)
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To: Joe Brower; NautiNurse; nutmeg; gonzo; MinuteGal; flaglady47; mcmuffin; Seeking the truth; ...

I worked as a volunteer on both Katherine’s Congressional & Senate Campaigns.

She is a woman of great faith, courage and integrity. Her husband was very supportive and devoted to her. This is very tragic but I believe her strong faith will carry her just as it did in 2000.

You will recall as FL Secretary of State, she followed FL Law despite immense pressure, ridicule and attacks from the media and Democrats.

She wrote of her experiences during that election aftermath in “Eye of the Storm”.

Every recount done by many newspapers, including the NY Times, confirmed that George W. Bush won the presidency by 537 votes.

May God comfort Katherine and her family.


22 posted on 11/19/2013 10:31:42 AM PST by JulieRNR21
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To: shortstop

How much time will pass before someone on the left begins gloating, and who might it be?


23 posted on 11/19/2013 10:36:26 AM PST by DPMD
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To: shortstop

I feel so sorry for this woman.
It’s not as if she hasn’t suffered enough at the hands of the Jackal Media.


24 posted on 11/19/2013 10:37:02 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: NautiNurse

How very sad, I’ve known Katherine for several years and met Anders on occasion. He hated Washington and everything about it, and generally avoided coming here. Indeed he was a gentle and devoted man. I remember Katherine once saying (publicly, so this is not a breaking of confidence) that as a young woman she was a “jerk magnet” but all that was behind her when she met Anders.

I had hoped to visit her in Sarasota next weekend, but I will no longer make the intrusion.


25 posted on 11/19/2013 10:38:04 AM PST by crusher (Political Correctness: Stalinism Without the Charm)
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To: shortstop
"On behalf of the family, Katherine's husband took his own life," Hild said ...

Erm, badly phrased, Hild.

My deepest sympathy to Ms. Harris and her family.

26 posted on 11/19/2013 10:53:31 AM PST by Tax-chick (It's like everyone has Attention Deficit Disorder, except for me.)
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To: DPMD

You can be sure the Kos Kidz and DU types are already at it. They will never forgive Katherine Harris for daring to do her job.


27 posted on 11/19/2013 11:45:46 AM PST by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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To: JulieRNR21
Every recount done by many newspapers, including the NY Times, confirmed that George W. Bush won the presidency by 537 votes.

Try and find one Democrat that believes one word of that statement. Probably very few Pubbies know it.

We should be thankful that there are no accusations of murder on this thread.

We are truly living in trying times.

28 posted on 11/19/2013 12:16:38 PM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: catbertz

Sometimes it’s not just the pain and suffering. Often the medications that are given to deal with some major illnesses can cause overwhelming suicidal depression. You just don’t have control of your emotions. Even if you’re a person of faith and courage, the drugs simply overturn your mind. There’s no sin for God to forgive.


29 posted on 11/19/2013 12:24:19 PM PST by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: crusher

No, I think it is even more important to go there next week, to remember us to her. To remind her that many across the country DO remember her courage.


30 posted on 11/19/2013 12:37:16 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: ottbmare

Good point. When my Mom had knew replacement surgery, she could not sleep due to immense pain. They put her on sleeping pills & within about 2 Weeks she became extremely depressed & felt she didn’t wanna live anymore. I flushed the damn pills down the toilet & she eventually recovered & is just fine now. I am convinced ”legal meds” are the cause of many murders & suicides. Prayers to Mrs Harris & family :((


31 posted on 11/19/2013 1:17:37 PM PST by ResisTyr ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God " ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: ResisTyr

damn autospeller...”knee replacement surgery”


32 posted on 11/19/2013 1:19:48 PM PST by ResisTyr ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God " ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: shortstop

Sad. RIP. Condolences to Rep. Harris.


33 posted on 11/19/2013 5:29:50 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ...

Thanks Robert A. Cook, PE, well said.


34 posted on 11/19/2013 5:49:47 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: shortstop

Prayers up


35 posted on 11/19/2013 6:16:38 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: NautiNurse

Just wait for the Lefts’ smear campaigns to begin.

Glad you “set the record straight” so early on.


36 posted on 11/19/2013 6:21:34 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: shortstop; Robert A. Cook, PE; Paladin2; ExTexasRedhead; Cicero; Yaelle; exit82; Fedora; ...
Before concluding with certainty that the death of Anders Ebbeson was a suicide, it's important to remember the Clinton Body Count, including the strange deaths of people crossing paths with Clinton officially called "suicides" which on further analysis were actually homicides. Remember also that Katherine Harris was a villainess to the national Democrats in 2000 and that her diligent work during the Florida recount frustrated the attempts of Clinton's buddy Gore to steal the White House. Some people do have long memories, if you know what I mean.

I'm not saying that this wasn't a suicide, only that the possibility of foul play can't be ruled out until more facts are known.

37 posted on 11/20/2013 10:14:06 AM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; ...

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...

38 posted on 11/20/2013 10:21:36 AM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: justiceseeker93
I like to play pretend on this. Where would our country be had Gore won? I think we may have been better off right now. Really, what would have Gore done that was any different than Bush after 9-11? The slide to big government would have been about the same. The R congress would have put up a bit more valiant fight, and not have to cower like they do to Captain Zero now.

Gore would have likely been re-elected in 2004. And there is no way Captain 0 would have been elected in 2008. The Ds would have nominated a Clinton/Gore crony, or John Edwards would have been at the top of the ticket, as Gore's VP.

Of course, we can only speculate, but considering where we are now, I'd take my chances with Gore winning and having a do-over.

39 posted on 11/20/2013 10:24:56 AM PST by Pappy Smear
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To: null and void

eerie graphic

prayers for Katherine Harris and her family. It cannot be an easy time


40 posted on 11/20/2013 12:09:49 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Pappy Smear; All
Of course, we can only speculate, but considering where we are now, I'd take my chances with Gore winning and having a do-over.

Yes, it is only speculation, but things would even be worse today had Gore been elected in 2008. For one thing, there might have been even more Islamic terrorist activity around the world and more in the US after 9/11. Saddam Hussein would still be in power in Iraq and very likely control a good part of the Middle East. Gas prices might be at European levels, and the US even more dependent on foreign oil due to the rise of environmental wackoism in a Gore Administration. And the size and scope of the federal government would be even larger. Some form of socialized medicine may have been firmly implanted already.

I don't necessarily buy your thought that two terms of Gore would have ruled out Zero in '08, but the logical 'Rat successor to Gore would most likely have been none other than Her Royal Thighness, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

41 posted on 11/20/2013 12:58:40 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: null and void

Those darn center fuel tanks.


42 posted on 11/20/2013 1:26:49 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Paladin2

SELFISH! Has to be a sin in their somewhere. He is a doosh to do this to his family! I don’t care if he was sick. No excuse.


43 posted on 11/20/2013 3:26:02 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

What an ignorant thing to say. He was 68 you doofus.


44 posted on 11/20/2013 3:28:17 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: JulieRNR21

It’s tragic. I remember that during the countdown, Katherine Harris’s office was deluged with flowers and greeting cards wishing her well. Hopefully that’ll happen again.


45 posted on 11/20/2013 4:05:03 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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To: napscoordinator

my mistake, maybe an obamacare death panel got him.


46 posted on 11/20/2013 4:53:28 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: justiceseeker93

The thought occurred to me as well.


47 posted on 11/20/2013 6:13:37 PM PST by left that other site (.)
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To: justiceseeker93

I’m joining in prayer for Katherine Harris and all the loved ones.


48 posted on 11/20/2013 8:16:33 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: shortstop

Prayers to Katherine and family. It’s bad enough to go through personal difficulties, but now comes the media to make things even harder.


49 posted on 11/21/2013 7:21:16 AM PST by Baynative (Wake me up early, be good to my dogs and teach my children to pray.)
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