U.S. Senate candidate Kendrick Meek released the following statement regarding today’s Republican Senate primary debate between Speaker Marco Rubio and Governor Charlie Crist.
“This was a debate between two feuding rivals who put their personal, petty disputes ahead of the needs of hardworking Floridians. We didn’t hear solutions to Florida’s problems today, just more ideological rhetoric that does nothing to reverse the greatest economic meltown to affect Florida families in generations. Our unemployment rate is climbing, while other states are on the road to recovery, and Governor Crist and Speaker Rubio are talking about non-issues of no concern to everyday people. Floridians want leaders to guide our economy from recession to recovery, not status quo politicians who fight with each other instead of fighting to make our state prosper again. In this debate, we witnessed why voters can be turned off by politics, but this campaign will focus on the needs of hardworking people who deserve a serious debate about issues affecting their lives, not more of the same old responses we saw today.”