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The latest from the Will-Meek-Make-It-Meter: Campaign says it has collected at least the 112,000 signatures needed

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Just got off of a phone call with Kendrick Meek’s campaign manager Abe Dyk and he says that the campaign has collected 112,000 signatures to date and will collect 130,000 by the deadline of March 29 – enough to make Meek the first candidate in Florida to qualify for the ballot by petition. So, of course, I am going to upgrade the Will Meek Make It Meter? to its highest level: “I’ve collected 112,000 signatures and all I got was…

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Kendrick Meek calls for health reform approval through reconciliation, says he’s only 10,000 signatures away from goal

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Kendrick Meek on Friday called for a simple majority vote and reconciliation process to approve President Obama’s health care reforms. “We Floridians deserve an up-and-down vote on health care,” the Democratic candidate said at a campaign rally here. “There can be no ‘let’s start all over again.’ We can’t move the goal post further and further away. We need health care and we need it to be affordable.” Meek, who addressed 50 supporters at the St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church,…

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Kendrick Meek calls for health reform approval through reconciliation, says he’s only 10,000 signatures away from goal

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Kendrick Meek on Friday called for a simple majority vote and reconciliation process to approve President Obama’s health care reforms. “We Floridians deserve an up-and-down vote on health care,” the Democratic candidate said at a campaign rally here. “There can be no ‘let’s start all over again.’ We can’t move the goal post further and further away. We need health care and we need it to be affordable.” Meek, who addressed 50 supporters at the St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church,…

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The latest from the Will-Meek-Make-It-Meter: it’s less and less likely Meek will accomplish petition goal

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At this point, it does not appear likely Congressman Kendrick Meek will collect the requisite number of voters’ signatures to place his name on the ballot. According to the Florida Division of Elections, Meek has collected 37,420 verified signatures through March 1. That means he has to collect another 75,056 signatures before March 29 – a daunting 2,680 good signatures a day. Based on my research and projections (explained here), Meek actually has 50,761 petitions in the system, putting him…

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The latest from the Will-Meek-Make-It-Meter: it’s less and less likely Kendrick Meek will accomplish petition goal

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At this point, it does not appear likely Congressman Kendrick Meek will collect the requisite number of voters’ signatures to place his name on the ballot. According to the Florida Division of Elections, Meek has collected 37,420 verified signatures through March 1. That means he has to collect another 75,056 signatures before March 29 – a daunting 2,680 good signatures a day. Based on my research and projections (explained here), Meek actually has 50,761 petitions in the system, putting him…

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Will-Meek-Make-It-Meter: 35 days left to collect 76K more signatures

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At this point, the prospect of Congressman Kendrick Meek actually collecting the requisite number of voters’ signatures to place his name on the ballot looks about as likely as Charlie Crist winning the GOP nomination: still possible, but no longer probable. According to the Florida Division of Elections, Meek has collected 35,553 verified signatures through February 22. That means he has to collect another 76,923 signatures before March 29 – a daunting 2,197 good signatures a day. Based on my…

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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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