Ignoring the attention being paid to the Republican race, Mr. Meek has been methodically campaigning across the state.
Kendrick B. Meek stopped in Orlando, where he met Stephanie Jones and other University of Central Florida students.
He leaned forward at a cafe here, a 6-foot-4 hulk of a man with a boyish smile, and added that his Republican competitors — Gov. Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio, the former speaker of the Florida House — were too concerned with ideology, not action. And though he has served as a congressman from South Florida since 2002, Mr. Meek promised to help reform Washington, where now, he said, “politics trumps public policy.”
This is the core argument of a campaign that most Floridians have yet to see or hear. Mr. Meek, 43, has been a long-shot candidate from the start, but lately he has struggled to gain traction because of all the action on the Republican side. To read the rest of this article click here.