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Senate Guru upgrades Kendrick Meek’s prospects

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Senate Guru looks at recent polling from Public Policy Polling and Research 2000 and finds that Democratic Congressman Kendrick Meek is in terrific position to win Florida’s 2010 U.S. Senate race. With Republican Marco Rubio well ahead of primary challenger Charlie Crist in the polls, but far behind on fundraising, Rubio will likely emerge victorious from the primary, but out of campaign funds and politically badly bruised, as well as positioned to the extreme right ideologically. Congressman Meek, on the…

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Senate Guru upgrades Kendrick Meek’s prospects

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Senate Guru looks at recent polling from Public Policy Polling and Research 2000 and finds that Democratic Congressman Kendrick Meek is in terrific position to win Florida’s 2010 U.S. Senate race. With Republican Marco Rubio well ahead of primary challenger Charlie Crist in the polls, but far behind on fundraising, Rubio will likely emerge victorious from the primary, but out of campaign funds and politically badly bruised, as well as positioned to the extreme right ideologically. Congressman Meek, on the…

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Marco Rubio would still beat Charlie Crist and Kendrick Meek in three-way race, poll shows

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From PPP: An independent Charlie Crist bid for the U.S. Senate would work to Marco Rubio’s advantage, because Crist would win more Democratic votes than Republican ones. In a hypothetical three-way contest Rubio leads with 34% to 27% for Crist and 25% for Kendrick Meek. Crist gets 32% of the Democratic vote but only 18% of Republicans running as an independent. He also leads among independents with 35% to 24% for Rubio and 22% for Crist. Crist’s overall approval rating…

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Dave Aronberg receives another sheriff endorsement of AG bid

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Dave Aronberg’s sweep of Democratic sheriff endorsements continued this week when he picked up the endorsement of Jackson County’s Lou Roberts: “Dave Aronberg has always listened to the views of the law enforcement community. His work on reducing gang violence and prescription drug abuse is especially important in rural communities like mine. I am proud to join all the other Sheriffs who have publicly endorsed him.” — Sheriff Lou Roberts. Sheriff Roberts joins a growing list of current law enforcement…

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Bad day for Ron Saunders, Florida House Dems, Tampa Bay: Rep. Mike Scionti resigning for DoD job; former Dunedin Mayor Bob Hackworth to pass on H-45

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This is turning out to be a pretty bad day for Rep. Ron Saunders and his Democratic colleagues in the Florida House… State Representative Michael Scionti will not seek reelection to a third term in the Florida House of Representatives for Legislative District 58 and announces that he has been appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intergovernmental Affairs and Homeland Defense. Representative Scionti’s resignation takes effect at midnight on December 13, 2009.…

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Democratic state Sen. Arthenia Joyner joins prominent GOPer Mary Ann Stiles firm

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Democratic state Sen. Arthenia Joyner (D-Tampa) recently joined the law firm Stiles, Taylor and Grace, which is headed by Mary Ann Stiles, a widely-respected, but prominent Republican who has pushed for a referendum that would give voter approval to the creation of an elected county mayor post. Stiles is a major contributor to Republican candidates and causes (actually Stiles gives generously to both sides, just much more often to the Rs).

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Kendrick Meek draws ire of National Right to Life

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Earlier this week, Democratic Rep. Kendrick Meek of Miami called on Congress to continue the ban on federal funding for abortions. That should sound good to Pro-Life organizations, right? Not so says that National Right to Life: Today the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the nation’s premiere pro-life organization, awarded its first-ever “Phony-Baloney Citation” to Representative Kendrick B. Meek (D-FL). In a letter earlier this week to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, which he co-signed, Meek claimed to seek “common…

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