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Charlie Crist writes Kendrick Meek: Vote no on health care

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The Charlie Crist for U.S. Senate campaign today released the below letter sent from Gov. Crist urging Rep. Kendrick Meek to stand up against President Obama’s political threats and vote “no” on the current health care bill before Congress.
The text of the letter is below and attached.

March 17, 2010

The Honorable Kendrick Meek
Representative Of The 17th Congressional District Of Florida
1039 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Representative Meek:

Media reports yesterday stated that President Obama has threatened not to campaign and raise money for Democrats who vote “no” on the health care legislation that is currently before Congress. The President’s threat to snub Democrats who vote against this bill clearly demonstrates his priority of scoring political points rather than working to pass meaningful legislation.

Instead of succumbing to the bullying and strong-arm tactics of your Party’s leader, I urge you to ignore these threats and do what is in the best interest of the people of Florida by voting “no” on this bill.

Floridians deserve quality health care with increased access and lower costs. What Floridians don’t need is the current legislation that increases taxes, raises premiums and cuts Medicare that President Obama, Majority Leader Reid, and Speaker Pelosi are jamming through Congress.

Again, put the people of Florida first – I urge you to vote “no” on the Democrat health care bill.

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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