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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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Actually, Kendrick, err, Congressman Meek, you did not ‘win’ the debate

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First and foremost, let me get me this off my chest: During a debate, Kendrick Meek should not be addresses as “Kendrick” as Jeff Greene did over and over again yesterday.  And Congressman Meek should definitely not be addressed as “Kendrick” with the kind of contempt Jeff Greene did not even attempt to contain.  As Republican consultant Rick Wilson tweeted yesterday: “Wow…the unspoken word in Greene’s statement was ‘boy’ “ Now that that is addressed, let’s deal with Kendrick, err, Congressman Meek’s…

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Actually, Kendrick, err, Congressman Meek, you did not ‘win’ the debate

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First and foremost, let me get this off my chest: During a debate, Kendrick Meek should not be addressed as “Kendrick” as Jeff Greene did over and over again yesterday.  And Congressman Meek should definitely not be addressed as “Kendrick” with the kind of contempt Jeff Greene did not even attempt to contain.  As Republican consultant Rick Wilson tweeted yesterday: “Wow…the unspoken word in Greene’s statement was ‘boy’ “ Now that that is addressed, let’s deal with Kendrick, err, Congressman Meek’s boast…

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My thoughts on the Kendrick Meek campaign’s ongoing, strange relationship with the news cycle

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  I’m rarely at a loss for words, but when one of my blogging colleagues says exactly what I am thinking, but only says it better, I like to link to their site. This is from one of my favorite sites, the Reid Report: When everybody else is talking about healthcare, they’re doing NASCAR … State media fixated on AMEXgate? They hold a conference call with reporters (today) to announce, again, that they’re getting really really close on their petition…

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Connie Mack raisin’ direct-mail $ for Charlie Crist

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From the Reid Report, one of my favorite sites: Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy III, better known as Connie Mack, the respected Republican who used to occupy the seat now held by Bill Nelson (trivia point: his son is a U.S. Congressman and is married to Sonny Bono’s widow… just thought you should know that …) isn’t pulling a John Cornyn by backing away from his endorsement last year of Charlie Crist. Mack has ok’d a fundraising letter on behalf of the…

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Connie Mack raisin’ direct-mail $ for Charlie Crist

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From the Reid Report, one of my favorite sites: Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy III, better known as Connie Mack, the respected Republican who used to occupy the seat now held by Bill Nelson (trivia point: his son is a U.S. Congressman and is married to Sonny Bono’s widow… just thought you should know that …) isn’t pulling a John Cornyn by backing away from his endorsement last year of Charlie Crist. Mack has ok’d a fundraising letter on behalf of the…

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Not a good day for Charlie Crist: continuing coverage of Jim Greer’s resignation

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Normally, you’d need to be a Florida politics junky to care that the Chairman of the Florida GOP, Jim Greer, resigned his office yesterday. But this is an ominous sign for Charlie Crist in the Florida senate primary and another sign of right-wing power in the nationwide GOP battle between moderates and the Tea Party/Club for Growth right. This one’s a big deal. Update – 5:50 p.m. – Former House Speaker Bense said Wednesday he planned to fill in for…

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