WASHINGTON (MNS) — It's a long weekend Mike Harrison doesn't want to have to take. Harrison, an El Centro native, usually spends his weekdays on Capitol Hill handling media for Rep. Duncan Hunter, Imperial County's congressman.
On Thursday, Harrison worked the phones from his home in a Washington suburb. Like so many others, he is locked out of his office while congressional buildings are tested for anthrax.
"I don't have to dress up," the 1988 Central Union High School graduate said of working at home.
That's the only positive he sees in it.
In the seven years Harrison has worked for Hunter, he has been prevented from coming to work only one other time — when a blizzard buried his car and iced the roads for days.
But with anthrax found in a letter sent to the Senate majority leader, 31 people on Capitol Hill testing positive for spores and hundreds of people lining up for testing, times are terribly different. The House is closed until Tuesday and nobody is coming into work.