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Kendrick Meek talked bid with Joe Lieberman

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Prepping for a three-way general election with Republican Marco Rubio and independent Charlie Crist, Democratic Senate candidate Kendrick Meek met earlier this month with Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Democrat-turned-independent who’s one of the country’s most prominent Jewish politicians and a potentially valuable supporter for any statewide candidate in Florida. They sat down on Capitol Hill on May 6, following a reported April conversation between Lieberman and Crist, and Meek spoke with the senator about Homeland Security Committee and Armed Services Committee issues — and the 2010 election. “They also discussed their long relationship together, stretching back to the 2000 presidential election and Sen. Lieberman’s many trips to Florida during the campaign,” a source said. “The U.S. Senate race in Florida did come up too and Sen. Lieberman wished Kendrick well in the race.” Lieberman spokesman Marshall Wittmann confirmed that the senator “does not plan” to endorse in the election — “at this time.”

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