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New CNN/Time Poll Gives Meek a Bump

By | 09.08.10 | 5:55 pm

Rep. Kendrick Meek’s (D-Fla.) campaign was relying on a bump in the polls following his victory over Jeff Greene in Florida’s Senate primary, and a new CNN/Time poll indicates that he may have gotten one. He still trails both former House Speaker Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Gov. Charlie More…

Meek and Clinton

Will Meek Make It?

By | 08.27.10 | 4:45 am

Days before Florida’s primary, President Obama finally did what Rep. Kendrick Meek’s (D-Fla.) supporters had been begging him to do for some time: He showed up in the Sunshine State and referred to Meek as “the next senator from the state of Florida.”

[Congress1] But the in-person endorsement came More…

Florida Primary Round-Up

By | 08.25.10 | 8:42 am

Kendrick Meek beats a billionaire, still faces an uphill battle.

Jeff Greene’s election night party draws 15.

Rick Scott upsets Bill McCollum in GOP governor’s race.

McCollum refuses to endorse him.

Meet the mystery man who grabbed nearly 10 percent of the gubernatorial vote (and More…


In Florida, Meek Wins Democratic Nomination for U.S. Senate

By | 08.24.10 | 8:55 pm

Rep. Kendrick Meek won tonight’s grueling Democratic primary battle for Florida’s vacant U.S. Senate against self-funded billionaire and Florida politics newcomer Jeff Greene. Meek has earned 55 percent of the nearly 500,000 votes cast so far, compared to 33 percent for Greene, both unofficial numbers posted by the state More…

Live Coverage of Tonight’s Florida Primary

By | 08.24.10 | 5:44 pm

Two of the most negative and expensive primary battles this cycle are coming to an end tonight in Florida, and our sister site, The Florida Independent, will be covering the results live. This page will be updating throughout the night (so bookmark it!) with results and dispatches from our More…

In Florida Primaries, Insiders Meek, McCollum Look to Win

By | 08.23.10 | 8:47 am

It’s looking like political insiders might prevail in tomorrow’s most anticipated Senate and gubernatorial primaries in Florida, an outcome that would throw a wrench in the trope of 2010 being the year of the outsider.

According to a Mason-Dixon poll released on Saturday, Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-Fla.) is leading More…

New Group Fights Jeff Greene’s Money with Money

By | 08.18.10 | 5:17 pm

The Center for Responsive Politics reports that Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-Fla.) is getting some serious help in his Senate primary contest against billionaire Jeff Greene from a group called “Florida Is Not For Sale,” one of the seven new independent expenditure committees approved by the FEC last month.

Jeff Greene Threatens to Sue Florida Paper

By | 08.13.10 | 9:16 am

The St. Petersburg Times, which has been responsible for the majority of investigative barbs directed against Florida’s Democratic senate candidate Jeff Greene, received some return fire in the form of a libel suit yesterday.

Florida Dems Debate; Party Heavyweights Raise Money for Crist

By | 08.11.10 | 9:32 am

As Florida Democratic Senate candidates Rep. Kendrick Meek and billionaire businessman Jeff Greene slugged it out in their only statewide televised debate last night, key Democrats prepared for a fundraiser tonight in Washington that will benefit former Florida Republican governor, now independent senatorial candidate, Charlie Crist.

Florida’s Early Voting May Prove Crucial

By | 08.10.10 | 9:08 am

With all eyes trained on the elections today in Colorado (and to a lesser extent those in Connecticut, Georgia, and Minnesota), the start of early voting in Florida’s primary yesterday took place amidst little fanfare.

But the time between today and August 24, the date of Florida’s primary, will More…