Some key Dems uncommitted as Meek heads to Palm Beach Countyby George Bennett | May 12th, 2010
Delray Beach Democratic operative Andre Fladell, the volleyball-playing chiropractor who’s sort of an unofficial buckle on the Palm Beach County condo belt, goes even further, saying he and some other Dems are willing to talk to Republican-turned-independent Gov. Charlie Crist about supporting his third-party bid for U.S. Senate.
Says Fladell: “We’ve expressed to Crist directly that the door is open for discussion, that our leadership is very undecided right now and we have no commitment to anyone.”
Asked who “we” are, Fladell said “a significant number of Democratic leaders.”
Fladell is close to Aaronson, but Aaronson said he has “no idea” which Democrats Fladell is talking about.
Aaronson said he’s “looking very carefully” in the Democratic primary at party establishment favorite Meek as well as former Miami Mayor Maurice Ferre and Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene.
“When you have three Democrats running in a primary, you just want to wait and see….The best thing I can do is tell Democrats to keep their powder dry,” says Aaronson.
Meek is attending a $20.10-a-head fund-raiser Friday at 5:30 p.m. at the South County Civic Center.