Florida Senate 2010 will be an interesting race

Moderate / centrist African American Democrat U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek of Miami was the first to declare for the open Florida U.S. Senate seat in 2010. Meek was a leading Clinton ally, and stuck with Hillary to the end. He's hired Clinton's deputy finance director in Florida, and his first fundraiser will feature Bill Clinton.

Meek's first declared Democratic primary opponent is ultra liberal Miami Beach State Sen. Dan Gelber. An ardent Obama primary supporter, Gelber hired Obama's Florida director and two of Obama's top fundraisers.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/southflo rida/story/875450.html

This will be a battle between Clinton and Obama surrogates. Ironically, the allegedly "racist" Clinton machine (remember?) will be backing the African American candidate. And, the "progressive" Obamacan seeking netroots support will be trying to keep the Democratic nomination out of the hands of a young African American legislator.

FarRightDemocrat.blogspot.com

Tags: Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Dan Gelber, Hillary Clinton, Kendrick Meek (all tags)

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A battle between Clinton and Obama surrogate!

Gosh, I'm SO damn excited?

Maybe they can spend all their time debating about MI and FL disenfranchisment, and why can't Obama get the Latino and Female vote?

Or, debate three can be, Did Obama REALLY Flip off Hillary?  

Because CLEARLY Florida voters should considers this a referendum on the 2008 Democratic Primary!

For heavens sake KNM, is there ANY event in life you don't see as some replay of the Clinton/Obama Primary?

Scary...

by WashStateBlue 2009-01-28 09:31AM | 0 recs
He's baaaaaaacccckkkk

Cryptoconservatism, race baiting, and all.

Poor KNM. His girl lost. Now he's got eight years of Barack Obama's fame.

by iohs2008 2009-01-28 09:37AM | 0 recs
Re: Florida Senate 2010 will be an interesting rac

Pathetic diary.  

by fogiv 2009-01-28 09:39AM | 0 recs
Meek....a moderate/centrist?

OntheIssues.org vehemently disagrees with that assertion.  As do the liberal bloggers who've come out in support of his campaign.

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The primaries are O-V-E-R!

by psychodrew 2009-01-28 10:21AM | 0 recs
Re: Florida Senate

Bill Clinton made 4.7 million last year from overseas speeches in the middle east and elsewhere.  Most candidates, when they are bankrupt, would have dropped out a long time ago.  

Why can't he pay off Hillary's campaign debt?  Why are PUMAs insisting that Obama pay off this debt?

by Khun David 2009-01-28 12:35PM | 0 recs
race be interesting 2010 Senate will Florida an

Jesus.  Usually when I make fun of kosnomo for constantly refighting the primaries, it's only a METAPHOR.

by Jess81 2009-01-28 04:25PM | 0 recs
ROAR! ROAR!

by JJE 2009-01-28 09:42PM | 0 recs
that's odd...

I was just thinking I hadn't seen monocle cat in a while.

Diary fails.  Try again.

by Skaje 2009-01-28 11:05PM | 0 recs
It's the OBAMA EFFECT!!!!

http://www.newser.com/story/47810/obama- inspires-young-black-pols-to-take-risks- for-2010.html

(Newser) - Young black politicians inspired by Barack Obama's astonishingly quick ascent are pursuing riskier, more ambitious strategies for the 2010 elections, Chris Cillizza writes in the Washington Post. Florida Rep. Kendrick Meek, for example, a 42-year-old African-American, is running for the Senate seat being vacated by Mel Martinez, though Meek could easily win re-election in the House, where he's considered a rising star.

This "Obama effect" inspires long shots over safe bets. Rep. Artur Davis, another young African-American pol, also faces little competition for his Alabama House seat, but he's gearing up to run for governor. A generous supply of energetic young candidates presents advantages for the parties at large, but strategists also worry that too many will spread campaign funds too thin. Click the link to find other pols inspired to risky 2010 runs.


by QTG 2009-01-29 04:28AM | 0 recs

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