Meek Rejects Sierra Club’s Endorsement
Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-Fla.) rejected the Sierra Club’s endorsement today in his campaign for the Senate in Florida, citing frustration that the environmental group co-endorsed him and Gov. Charlie Crist, who is running for the Senate seat as an independent.
In a statement, Meek said:
This election is about taking a stand and fighting for principles you believe in. Today’s Sierra Club co-endorsement is an insult to Florida’s environmental community. The Sierra Club has chosen to stand with a governor who stood on stage applauding as Sarah Palin chanted, ‘Drill, Baby, Drill,’ a governor who signed a law making it easier for big developers to drain the Everglades, a governor who endorsed a bill that would have allowed drilling just three miles away from Florida beaches, and a governor who used polluter talking points to attack climate change legislation.