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President Clinton asking for money for Kendrick Meek

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The Senate campaign of Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-Fla.) sent out a fundraising appeal via email Friday from one powerful Democratic surrogate: former President Bill Clinton.

In the email, Clinton appeals to donors to help Meek meet his $100,000 fundraising goal for the quarter, which ends June 30.

From the email:

“Kendrick has spent the last two decades faithfully serving the people of Florida, staying true to his core beliefs and giving everything he has to improving the lives of others. Now he’s running against multiple opponents for the U.S. Senate.

“I know a little something about three-candidate races. I believe that Kendrick Meek is the best candidate, and that he’s got a real shot at winning, but only if he gets our help now.”

Meek, who is in a competitive Democratic primary against self-funder Jeff Greene, is in need of a boost. In a hypothetical three-way race with Independent Charlie Crist and Republican Marco Rubio, Meek is polling  third. And some state and national Democrats have started warming to Crist’s independent bid.

Meek supported Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, 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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