Harris and MZM Inc.

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports that Rep. Katherine Harris (R-FL), who recently announced her intention to run for Senate, has offered to return campaign contributions she received from MZM Inc., the defense contractor who bought scandalized California Republican Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunnigham's mansion at an allegedly inflated price.

The sale is currently the subject of a federal grand jury investigation in Southern California.

"Reading these reports I was very concerned. Nothing has been stated that these
contributions were illegal, but I was concerned," said Harris.

She could be paying a lot of people back. MZM and its employees were the top contributors to Harris' 2004 campaign.

Not the kind of press you want as you anticipate a tough battle for Senate.