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Kendrick Meek announces support for Elena Kagan quickly

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Kendrick Meek is so confident that Elena Kagan will be named tomorrow morning that they have already put out a press release before the announcement.

“As the daughter of a public school teacher and a lawyer who defended tenants against powerful landlords, Elena Kagan understands first-hand how laws affect everyday people. Unlike my two Republican opponents, I strongly supported Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Like Justice Sotomayor, Kagan is a top-notch nominee who will interpret the law faithfully and put our Constitution first when making decisions.

“As the first woman dean of Harvard Law School and the nation’s first woman Solicitor General, Kagan is a pioneer in her own right who is driven by clear thinking, not ideology. Her judicial temperament, intellect, and ability to bridge opposing viewpoints and build consensus make her a fitting choice to replace Justice Stevens.

“I look forward to a thorough, timely, and fair hearing in the United States Senate on her nomination.”

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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