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The latest from the Will-Meek-Make-It-Meter: Campaign says it has collected at least the 112,000 signatures needed

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Just got off of a phone call with Kendrick Meek’s campaign manager Abe Dyk and he says that the campaign has collected 112,000 signatures to date and will collect 130,000 by the deadline of March 29 – enough to make Meek the first candidate in Florida to qualify for the ballot by petition. So, of course, I am going to upgrade the Will Meek Make It Meter? to its highest level: “I’ve collected 112,000 signatures and all I got was…

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Charlie Crist, Rick Perry: A study in contrasts

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While Governor Rick Perry celebrated his commanding victory over U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison in Tuesday’s Republican gubernatorial primary in Texas, Florida Governor Charlie Crist delivered his final State of the State speech to lawmakers in Tallahassee. The two events seemed to crystallize the opposite ends of the GOP, and the two Republican governors’ divergent campaign fortunes. In Texas, voters’ “yes” to Perry was an emphatic “no” to Washington, as The New York Times characterized the race on its front…

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Bump drafting the campaign gimmicks

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I rarely share an entire post from a fellow blogger, but Ben Kirby’s take on Kendrick Meek’s NASCAR sponsorship is must-read material (and keep in mind, this is Kirby’s first political post since his wife delivered their beautiful baby). Please click on his site to read the post in its entirety. Here are some excerpts. First of all, no one in Daytona supports Congressman Meek, despite his work on their behalf. They support Charlie Crist. According to opensecrets.org, an online…

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Sunday’s editorial pages

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St. Petersburg Times – Bill Foster for St. Petersburg mayor – One candidate for St. Petersburg mayor offers the experience and leadership to build on the city’s accomplishments and meet its challenges. Bill Foster embraces the progress and offers an optimistic vision for the future. Kathleen Ford sees flaws, fights old battles and charts a different direction — backward. Lakeland Ledger – Public Service Commission: Regulators and the Regulated – Whatever the scandal-ridden Florida Public Service Commission decides regarding multibillion-dollar…

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