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Dems hope Tuesday debate moves their candidates up in name recognition race

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Can Florida Democrats recapture the U.S. Senate seat once held by Bob Graham? Or is the primary race between Jeff Greene and Kendrick Meek merely a battle for third place in the general election? Polls show both Democrats trailing a pair of candidates who so far have commanded the media spotlight: Republican Marco Rubio, a darling of the conservative tea party movement, and Republican-turned-independent Gov. Charlie Crist. But voters will have the chance to size up Meek and Greene at…

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Poll: Rick Scott surges to 44-31 lead over Bill McCollum; Kendrick Meek, Jeff Greene neck-and-neck

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Political neophyte Rick Scott has surged to a 44 – 31 percent lead over Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum in the race for the Republican nomination for governor, apparently powered by a multimillion- dollar television ad blitz to introduce him to voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. In the contest for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination, Jeff Greene, another political unknown with deep pockets, is following a similar approach of large TV ad spending to move into…

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Jeff Greene, Kendrick Meek agree to June 22 debate

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Palm Beach Post reports: The Democratic Senate campaigns of Kendrick Meek and Jeff Greene have tentatively agreed to debate on June 22 and have sent a joint letter to TV stations in the West Palm Beach market in search of a host. The letter identifies the Meek and Greene camps as “the two major Democratic campaigns for U.S. Senate,” which leaves two other Dems — former Miami Mayor Maurice Ferre and Naples businessman Glenn Burkett — out in the cold.

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Jeff Greene, Kendrick Meek agree to June 22 debate

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Palm Beach Post reports: The Democratic Senate campaigns of Kendrick Meek and Jeff Greene have tentatively agreed to debate on June 22 and have sent a joint letter to TV stations in the West Palm Beach market in search of a host. The letter identifies the Meek and Greene camps as “the two major Democratic campaigns for U.S. Senate,” which leaves two other Dems — former Miami Mayor Maurice Ferre and Naples businessman Glenn Burkett — out in the cold.

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Make it a 4-way race: Maurice Ferre will go through for qualifying for U.S. Senate run

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Former Miami Mayor Maurice Ferre will officially qualify to run for the United States Senate at the Florida Division of Elections office in Tallahassee on Wednesday, April 28, at 4:30 pm. Ferre will be available to the press immediately after filing his qualifying papers at the Division of Elections: DATE: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 TIME: 4:30pm LOCATION: Florida Division of Elections R.A. Gray Building – Room 316 500 South Bronough Street Tallahassee, Florida April 27, 2010 Contact: Media 305-910-0207 media@Ferre2010.com

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Kendrick Meek’s fellow Florida Dems return Charles Rangel $$$

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The National Republican Senatorial Committee says House Democrats — including Florida’s Ron Klein and Suzanne Kosmas — have returned $378,000 of embattled Congressman Charles Rangel’s campaign contributions. But “despite this outpouring from his Democratic colleagues, for some reason Kendrick Meek continues to hang onto the $5,500 from his ethically-challenged contributor,” the committee shot today. A spokesman for Meek said the $5,000 the Miami Democrat got from Rangel’s political action committee was for his 2008 congressional campaign and he has no…

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Maurice Ferre attacks Kendrick Meek over Charles Rangel – but does he have to use the word ‘lash’ when criticizing an African-American candidate?

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The Buzz is reporting that: Underdog U.S. Senate candidate Maurice Ferre is calling on Democrat Kendrick Meek to return the $5,000 his campaign received from Charles Rangel and $1,500 from accused financial scammer Alan Stanford: “Meek and the political establishment, both Republican and Democratic, have responded to an outraged electorate by scurrying to raise more money from any source possible, regardless of character,” said Ferre. “They are seriously out of touch with America’s anger at politics as usual….Kendrick Meek must…

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