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Insider Meek, outsider Greene begin closing arguments in Democratic Senate primary

by George Bennett | August 20th, 2010

Kendrick Meek is playing up his presidential connections while Jeff Greene is underscoring his outsider status as the Florida Democratic Senate primary rivals make their final pitches to voters this weekend before Tuesday’s election.

clintonmeek1Former President Bill Clinton recorded an automated phone message calling four-term Miami U.S. Rep. Meek “my friend” and mentioning that President Obama is also backing Meek’s Senate bid. Both Clinton and Obama campaigned for Meek in South Florida this week.

While Meek stresses his Washington ties, Palm Beach billionaire Greene is taking the opposite tack in a new TV spot released today.

“If you want to send Washington a wake-up call, send me to the Senate. I’ll shake things up and never let you down,” Greene says in his new ad.

After months of attacking Meek in ads and mailers, Greene’s new ad doesn’t mention his rival by name.

Meek is airing two ads over the final weekend of the primary campaign. One is a positive biographical spot and the other a 30-second ad that begins by touting Meek’s endorsements and ends with an attack on Greene.

Meek plans to campaign in Jacksonville, Gainesville and Eatonville on Saturday. He’ll visit Miami churches on Sunday before heading to Tampa for a rally later in the day with Democratic governor candidate Alex Sink.

Greene’s plans include campaign stops in Broward County and Orlando on Saturday and Miami on Sunday, with other cities to be announced.

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6 Responses to “Insider Meek, outsider Greene begin closing arguments in Democratic Senate primary”

  1. mark Says:

    I have decided to vote for FERRE

  2. VOTE FOR GREENE Says:

    I think it’s LONG OVERDUE that elected officials stand up to lobbyists.

    And that leaves us with 4th term (?) Meek, “Meek plans to campaign in Jacksonville, Gainesville and Eatonville on Saturday. He’ll visit Miami churches on Sunday…” Oh puleeeze, of all places!?! Oh, I know why.

  3. ha Says:

    An angry black guy running against a rich jewish guy. I’ll skip this election

  4. JoseO Says:

    JEFF GREENE IS A LIAR AND A FRAUD. Greene was in Cuba throwing a party on his yacht in honor of Raul Castro.

    Greene is bad for Florida. Greene is bad for Amerika.

  5. brigitte Says:

    Meek should hit the road and dont come back no more. He’s just another corrupt lib trying to bamboozle the american people.

  6. Me Says:

    BOTH Greene and Meek are NO good…like “mark” said Vote For FERRE…HE’S THE ONLY CHOICE!!!!!!! CHeck him out: mymauriceferre.com POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!!

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