Meek rips Dem Senate rival Greene as ‘billionaire…who only voted four times in his life’by George Bennett | June 11th, 2010
Democratic U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, who despite being the pick of his party’s establishment for U.S. Senate finds himself in a virtual tie with out-of-nowhere Democratic primary rival Jeff Greene, blasted the Palm Beach billionaire’s scant voting history today.
In an interview on on the ABC/Washington Post program The Fix, Meek called Greene “the billionaire that only showed up in Florida in 2008 and only voted four times in his life.”
Greene spokesman Paul Blank called Meek’s attack “a clear sign of desperation” because of Greene’s surge in Democratic polls.
Actually, it appears Greene has voted five times in the last 18 years. Los Angeles County, Calif., did not have records before 1992. Their records show Greene voted in the 1992 general election, the 2000 primary and general elections and the 2004 general election. He also voted in the 2008 general election in Florida.
That means, as a Californian who was registered with the GOP and with no party affiliation, Greene skipped the 1996 presidential election and lots of nonpresidential contests, including the 2003 recall election of Democratic Gov. Gray Davis and the subsequent special election that installed Arnold Schwarzenegger as governor.
“Jeff’s an outsider,” Blank said of Greene’s voting record. “He was focused on building a successful business and creating jobs and he got results. Now that he has an 8-month old child, he’s focused on taking his job creator skills and making sure his son and every Florida child and grandchild has the same opportunity to live the American dream he has lived. That’s why he decided to run for office.”
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