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Charlie Crist criticizes Kendrick Meek on Health Care vote — again

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The Charlie Crist for U.S. Senate campaign today released the following statement from Gov. Crist regarding Rep. Meek’s vote blocking an up-or-down vote on the current health care legislation before Congress.

“Rep. Meek’s vote to block an up-or-down vote on health care shows that he will put politics over what is in the best interest of Floridians.

“Unfortunately, Rep. Meek seems content to ignore the will of the people, and supports Democrat efforts to jam this legislation through by backhanded, closed door procedural tactics.

“Our constituents deserve an open and honest voting process for a bill that affects one-sixth of our nation’s economy. And Floridians deserve quality health care, greater access, and lower costs, not a government-run system that raises rates, raises taxes, and cuts Medicare.”

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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