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Times editorial: Kendrick Meek owes voters an explanation in developer mess

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The Times’ editorial board fires a warning shot at Kendrick Meek: U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek has some explaining to do. The Miami Democrat sought millions of federal dollars for a developer who paid his mother tens of thousands of dollars and helped one of his top aides buy a house. Meek denies any wrongdoing, but his explanations are not comforting. The U.S. Senate candidate is either clueless or worse, and more investigation is warranted.

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In the wake of the tragedy in Haiti, has Kendrick Meek finally found his senatorial voice?

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U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, whose Miami district includes the nation’s largest Haitian community, left on a sudden and dramatic trip to Haiti Sunday to participate in aid efforts and gather information. Accompanying Miami aid workers in Port-au-Prince, Meek ended up capturing the rescue of a 2-year-old girl from the rubble of her home on cell phone video. The video has had broad airplay on national news shows. The trip, Meek’s staff said, was a purely humanitarian effort, motivated by fact-finding…

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