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Kendrick Meek on Crist-Rubio debate: ‘We witnessed why voters can be turned off by politics’

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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.”

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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