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Jack Seiler, six other Broward mayors, endorse Kendrick Meek in Senate race

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From the Sun-Sentinel: Kendrick Meek’s U.S. Senate campaign plans to roll out more endorsements on Thursday, including Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler.

Seiler is a close political friend of Gov. Charlie Crist, the former Republican now running for the Senate with no party affiliation.

The Democratic Party was a stronger tug for Seiler, who is supporting Meek in his primary fight with Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene.

Besides Seiler, the Meek campaign plans to announce endorsements of six other Broward mayors: Scott Brook of Coral Springs, Peggy Noland of Deerfield Beach, Barrington Russell of Lauderdale Lakes, Joseph Varsallone of Margate, Jack Brady of North Lauderdale and Eric Jones from West Park.

During the Senate debate on Tuesday, Meek said he had endorsements of 230 elected officials from around the state.

Greene, so far, has only one: state Rep. Joseph Abruzzo, D-Wellington.

Seiler’s statement:

“Kendrick Meek has always led by rolling up his sleeves and getting the job done. Kendrick stands with and for people who work hard to better their community through hands on action. Kendrick Meek is committed to the economic growth of our cities, and the diverse neighborhoods and communities throughout Broward County will be better off with Kendrick giving voice to our concerns. We need a leader like Kendrick and I know that when elected, he will be a fighter for us.”

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