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Meek will remain in South Florida, family returns to D.C. today, campaign manager says

by Ana Valdes | November 3rd, 2010

Kendrick Meek’s campaign manager, Abe Dyk, said the Miami congressman spent the day with his family in Miami, and would take his wife and children to the airport this afternoon for their return to Washington D.C.

But Meek, who yesterday finalized an almost two-year campaign for the U.S. Senate, will remain in South Florida, Dyk added.

Earlier today, Dyk said his staff had given Meek the day off.

“I don’t think he’s had a day off in a year and 10 months,” Dyk said, adding that he had no information about what was next for Meek. 

“I’m not sure whether he knows what’s next,” Dyk said.

After speaking with supporters last night and congratulating Republican Marco Rubio on his victory, Meek said he was looking forward to sleeping in for a couple days. He also had plans to spend time with his family and enjoy one of his favorite hobbies — fishing.

9 Responses to “Meek will remain in South Florida, family returns to D.C. today, campaign manager says”

  1. Democrat Says:

    Kendrek Meek did his party a great disservice. He may be an honorable man, but it was clear the political climate was going conservative. Marco Rubio was clearly going to be the winner. The best thing Meek could have done for the country was to step aside and let a moderate like Charle Christ take his votes. It was also clear that the Republicans were so upset at Christ for leaving the party that they were not going to vote for him. Simply add Christ’s and Meek’s votes together and you see a win over Marco Rubio.

  2. Duval80 Says:

    DemocratSays: Meek did not do a diservice, if people felt that way they could have just as easily cast their votes for Christ and not mark next to Meek. Why give your vote to someone who had no core beliefs? Only what would help him stay in Gov. office? Plus you are assuming all Meek voters would have voted for Crist, if Meek was out so would at least half his supporters.. I knew some

  3. Rawhide Says:

    Duval80 is right, the Meek supporters were all party fanatics, they vote party and not the person in every election, it would not have mattered who ran, if he was not a Dem they would not vote.

  4. vinnie Says:

    That is why they call them the Dumbocratic party. Congratulations Marco!

  5. Paul Johanason Says:

    We here in North Central Florida all voted for Mr Meek in the Primary only in knowing that he would loose in the General Election and as we figured he did. Enjoy your life in South Florida as a Citizen of what you helped to build.

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  7. Sally Johansen Says:

    Meek may not have won but he is the one person who stood up for the voters through out this whole thing. He stood up for the policy when the Wexler Sachs crew stood up for Crist & promises for their own gain.

    Meek is the only reason I will stay in politics and vote.

    Thank you Mr. Meek!

  8. DEBRA Says:

    Meek stood up for women, African Americans, stem cell research, end to offshore oil drilling and the votes.

    People remember the only real winner at the end and it was not the Democratic Party or the Republicans…it was Meek

    Thank you and we love you! We hate the party though but we love you!

  9. Patrick Says:

    Good Job!

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