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Pre-debate from Jeff Greene campaign: Kendrick Meek led homeowners ‘over a cliff’

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Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Greene’s campaign spokesman Luis Vizcaino responds to the Kendrick Meek campaign memo this morning:

“Kendrick Meek led the people of Florida over a cliff when he sponsored homeownership fairs entitled Ten Weeks to Homeownership that targeted first-time home buyers essentially persuading people to take-on risky loans that they could not afford. And now, in a desperate attempt to save his failing campaign, Meek tries to place blame elsewhere for the thousands of people that lost their homes, when he should be looking in the mirror.

“Not only did he host these homeownership fairs, Meek received $70,000 in campaign contributions from lending organizations tied to the housing crisis including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The fact is that Kendrick Meek hosted homeownership fairs that included subprime lenders Countrywide Financial, New Century Financial and Household International, which were among the biggest issuers and abusers of sup-prime mortgage loans.”

“It shouldnt be a surprise that Kendrick Meek received $70,000 in contributions from companies and organizations tied to the subprime lending crisis including Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. When you’re in the pocket of special interests, as Kendrick Meek is, all you have to do is follow the money trail to find the motive.”

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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