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A memo to Kendrick Meek

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Kenneth Quinnell, the uber-smart new media director for the Kendrick Meek campaign, recently asked a few of us in the blogging community for feedback on “on the candidate, the campaign and our new media outreach efforts.” While I am sure Ken would have preferred for me to deliver my counsel privately, I wouldn’t tell him anything privately that I wouldn’t write on this blog.  So here goes: Dear Kenneth: Let me begin by commending you for continuing to reach out…

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Netroots Awards now taking nominations

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I second The Spencerian: I’m always a big fan of the Florida Netroots Awards (see my post on the winners from last year here).  It’s an opportunity to learn about other great blogs and bloggers around Florida. Nominations for the Fourth Annual Awards are open now through June 25.  Send in your nominations now.  I already have. Be sure to check out the rules — and don’t worry, I’ll let you know when the voting opens up. And thanks once again…

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With 45 days to the deadline to turn in 112,000 signatures, Kendrick Meek’s Campaign still struggling to collect required number of petitions

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During the last month, I’ve written extensively about how Kendrick Meek’s sisyphean signature-gathering effort is further behind than the campaign wants to admit. With 45 days left before the March 29 deadline to turn in 112,476 verified signatures, it’s time to update again the status of Meek’s signature-gathering effort. That’s why I am introducing the Will Meek Make It? Meter to track the progress of Meek’s effort to put his name on the ballot via the petition process. As of…

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With 45 days to the deadline to turn in 112,000 signatures, Kendrick Meek’s Campaign still struggling to collect required number of petitions

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During the last month, I’ve written extensively about how Kendrick Meek’s sisyphean signature-gathering effort is further behind than the campaign wants to admit. With 45 days left before the March 29 deadline to turn in 112,476 verified signatures, it’s time to update again the status of Meek’s signature-gathering effort. That’s why I am introducing the Will Meek Make It? Meter to track the progress of Meek’s effort to put his name on the ballot via the petition process. As of…

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Is Kendrick Meek’s sisyphean signature-gathering effort further behind than campaign wants to admit?

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Kendrick Meek’s effort to qualify for the ballot by petition is dangerously behind where his campaign says it is, according to a real-time sampling of the ten Supervisor of Elections’ offices which have, to date, processed more than 85% of Meek’s verified signatures. In a conference call two weeks ago with a pool of new media writers and bloggers, Meek’s campaign manager, Abe Dyk, responded to a series of questions about the campaign’s signature-gathering efforts. Dyk would not (and has…

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Is Kendrick Meek’s sisyphean signature-gathering effort further behind than campaign wants to admit?

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Kendrick Meek’s effort to qualify for the ballot by petition is dangerously behind where his campaign says it is, according to a real-time sampling of the ten Supervisor of Elections’ offices which have, to date, processed more than 85% of Meek’s verified signatures. In a conference call two weeks ago with a pool of new media writers and bloggers, Meek’s campaign manager, Abe Dyk, responded to a series of questions about the campaign’s signature-gathering efforts. Dyk would not (and has…

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2009 Netroots Awards: The Good, the Bad and the Undeserved

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The 2009 Florida Netroots Awards winners were announced this afternoon in Orlando at the Florida Democratic Party convention. Finalists previously had been revealed on the Florida Progressive Coalition blog. There were a record 645 voters this year, shattering last year’s record and dwarfing the 100 or so who voted in the inaugural Awards competition in 2007. (Update: The Reid Report shares some of my opinion that Kendrick Meek did not deserve all of the hardware he won.) Without further ado,…

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