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Democratic Senate nominee Meek touts three Democratic endorsements

by George Bennett | September 23rd, 2010

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A Democratic Senate nominee touting endorsements from Democratic state legislators during a general election campaign suggests something unusual is going on in Florida’s Senate race.

Fighting independent candidate Charlie Crist for Democratic votes and bracing for former Democratic U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler’s rumored endorsement of Crist, Democrat Kendrick Meek announced today that three more Democratic state House members are backing him, including Rep. Mark Pafford, D-West Palm Beach.

Says Pafford, who represents many former Wexler condo constituents: “Kendrick Meek’s career has always been defined by his commitment to the people of Florida. Like me, he has stood in opposition to big oil and offshore oil drilling to protect Florida’s coastlines. Kendrick also understands the importance of protecting another natural resource: our children. As a father I am grateful that Kendrick fought to restrict class sizes so that our children can excel. I am honored to give Kendrick my support and will continue to fight with him for Florida.”

Read the whole Meek campaign release after the jump…

From the Meek campaign:

THREE MORE STATE REPRESENTATIVES ENDORSE KENDRICK MEEK FOR U.S. SENATE

MIAMI GARDENS, FLA — Kendrick Meek, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, continues to consolidate support from Florida Democrats as he receives the endorsements of Rep. Mark S. Pafford (D-West Palm Beach), Rep. Darren Soto (D-Orlando), and Rep. Scott Randolph (D-Orlando). Statements by Rep. Pafford, Rep. Soto, Rep. Randolph and Kendrick Meek follow:

Rep. Pafford (D-West Palm Beach) said, “Kendrick Meek’s career has always been defined by his commitment to the people of Florida. Like me, he has stood in opposition to big oil and offshore oil drilling to protect Florida’s coastlines. Kendrick also understands the importance of protecting another natural resource: our children. As a father I am grateful that Kendrick fought to restrict class sizes so that our children can excel. I am honored to give Kendrick my support and will continue to fight with him for Florida.”

“Kendrick Meek has a long and reliable record of supporting issues Hispanics care about, including a strong economy, advancing education through smaller class sizes, equality, and fair wages. He was a strong supporter of Justice Sotomayor’s nomination and is against the Arizona style immigration law, issues important to our community. Kendrick Meek has asked for our support and I am honored to stand by him in Central Florida,” said Rep. Soto (D-Orlando).

“Kendrick Meek has been protecting the people of Florida since his days as a Florida State Trooper. He’s not afraid to stand up and speak truth to power. In his opposition to HB 1143, Kendrick stood for all women as a champion of choice. Kendrick is committed to securing justice for every Floridian, not just the ones with big pocketbooks. I am proud to stand by Kendrick and endorse his candidacy for the U.S. Senate,” reported Rep. Randolph (D-Orlando)

“I am honored to have the support of these three outstanding public servants. They have each fought tirelessly for the state of Florida and aren’t afraid to stand their ground on tough issues. These three men work relentlessly to protect the people of Florida because they understand what’s at stake. They are leaders who have strong roots in Florida and in their communities. I value their vision and their insight as principled men of character. Florida is fortunate to have them and I am honored to receive their support,” said Kendrick Meek, Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate.

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9 Responses to “Democratic Senate nominee Meek touts three Democratic endorsements”

  1. Susan in Broward Says:

    No big deal. Party hacks from both parties usually stick together.

  2. Henry C. Brewster Says:

    Black Beauty on the 12th.

  3. brigitte Says:

    Meek is a joke! hahahaaaa

  4. AUSTIN Says:

    Wexler does not speak for us…
    He never did! Just like Charlie.

    GO BACK TO MARYLAND!

  5. Curious Says:

    So who cares?

    Rubio is da man!

  6. Thoroughly Moderate Millie Says:

    Bottom line – it’s going to be 9 -Charlie Crist!

  7. Meek Volunteers Says:

    Shame on you Wexler!
    Is this your legacy to the Democratic Party?

  8. Meek Volunteers Says:

    .from the Palm County Democratic Headquarters:
    Robert Wexler does not speak for us.

    Tell everyone that we stand united for the DEMOCRATIC
    Candidate KENDRICK MEEK!!!

    On Sept 25,Wexler will announce his endorsement for Charlie Crist
    at Temple Beth Shalom
    19146 Lyons Rd, Boca Raton
    JOIN OUR RALLY FOR KENDRICK MEEK AT
    Meet us in front of the Temple at 11am
    Bring Signs!

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