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Corrine Brown: Court ruling “direct attack on minority voters”

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Vowing to fight on via a federal lawsuit, Rep. Corrine Brown has released an incendiary statement reacting to the state Supreme Court’s redistricting ruling that reconfigures her North Florida district from one that snakes from Jacksonville south to Orlando, into an east-west Jax-to-Tallahassee district with fewer African-American voters. Here is the statement in its entirety, which outlines a great deal of historical context: “Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court of the state of Florida is just what I expected because…

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Notes from the Florida Democrats Jefferson-Jackson Dinner

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Joy Reid, last night’s recipient of the award for Best National blog, covered all of the angles at the Florida Democratic Party’s Jefferson-Jackson Dinner.  It’s coverage like this that helped her win her award.  Her notes: Kendrick Meek brought a cheering section … Gelber and Aronberg played nice … and Alex Sink’s mike went rogue. And a good time was had by all at this year’s Jefferson-Jackson dinner. The Democratic faithful gathered at the Westin Diplomat hotel in Hallandale Beach…

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National Review: Kendrick Meek’s Changing Fortunes

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National Review: Unlike his neighbors along the mean streets of inner-city Miami, Kendrick Meek was born sucking on a silver spoon, at least politically speaking. He was the son of the legendary Carrie Meek, who built a political career from the ground up, picking her way from door to door across the cracked-window desolation of Liberty City. She became the first African American to win a place in the Florida congressional delegation and, after years of nit-pick constituent service to the majority blacks and minority…

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National Review: Kendrick Meek’s Changing Fortunes

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National Review: Unlike his neighbors along the mean streets of inner-city Miami, Kendrick Meek was born sucking on a silver spoon, at least politically speaking. He was the son of the legendary Carrie Meek, who built a political career from the ground up, picking her way from door to door across the cracked-window desolation of Liberty City. She became the first African American to win a place in the Florida congressional delegation and, after years of nit-pick constituent service to the majority blacks and minority…

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Jeff Greene lumps Charlie Crist and Kendrick Meek together, blasts them for cover-ups

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Jeff Greene issued the following statement regarding the recent developments that both Kendrick Meek and Charlie Crist have misled the public and the media regarding what Kendrick Meek knew about Carrie Meek’s role with developer Dennis Stackhouse, and breaking developments that Charlie Crist personally signed off on former Republican Party Chairman Jim Greer’s confidential fundraising role with the state party. Said Jeff Greene: “The people of Florida should be outraged that Rep. Kendrick Meek and Governor Charlie Crist were both…

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Orlando Sentinel’s Mike Thomas: Corruption-tainted Kendrick Meek has no shot in Florida’s U.S. Senate race

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The Orlando Sentinel’s Mike Thomas lays the wood to Kendrick Meek: If my mother pulled up in a sparkling white Cadillac Escalade, I’d pick up my jaw and say, “Hey, mom! What’s with the ride?” But U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, Democratic frontrunner in the U.S. Senate race, exhibited no such curiosity when his mother, Carrie Meek, scored her new caddy. He says he didn’t ask her about it. That’s convenient, because the car was leased for her by Boston developer Dennis…

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Orlando Sentinel’s Mike Thomas: Corruption-tainted Kendrick Meek has no shot in Florida’s U.S. Senate race

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The Orlando Sentinel’s Mike Thomas lays the wood to Kendrick Meek: If my mother pulled up in a sparkling white Cadillac Escalade, I’d pick up my jaw and say, “Hey, mom! What’s with the ride?” But U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, Democratic frontrunner in the U.S. Senate race, exhibited no such curiosity when his mother, Carrie Meek, scored her new caddy. He says he didn’t ask her about it. That’s convenient, because the car was leased for her by Boston developer Dennis…

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