AP: Kendrick Meek Thumps Jeff Greene In Dems’ Florida Senate Primary

Just when everyone thought he was out, Rep. Kendrick Meek pulled himself back in. After a brutal and expensive surprise primary challenge from billionaire investor Jeff Greene, the AP is reporting that Meek has won the prize he thought he had in his grasp months ago: the Democratic nomination for Senate in Florida.

With 38% of precincts reporting, Meek is leading Greene 55-32. Also-ran former Miami Mayor Maurice Ferre has 6% of the vote. Meek is now set to take the stage in a general election fight where, essentially, two men are vying for the Democratic vote — Meek and Gov. Charlie Crist, who has run hard for Democratic support since abandoning the GOP primary against Marco Rubio.


But Meek proved tonight he can overcome a candidate with more money and a lead in the polls. In his acceptance speech tonight, Meek characterized the general election fight as a battle he can win — largely because he’s the only real Democrat running.

“I am running against two conservative candidates that have similar records,” Meek told supporters tonight. Meek said he was the only candidate carrying traditional Democratic values into the fall.
“I am the only candidate who supports a woman’s right to choose and equal pay for equal work, has fought against privatizing Social Security, and will repeal the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 1% of Americans and cut taxes for the middle class,” he said in a statement released by his campaign after the night was over.

Congratulations to Meek, but he’s got his work cut out for him…

as I’ve said before, he and Rubio will pry it from Charlie’s COLD.DEAD.HANDS.

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