From the Wall Street Journal: Until now the best roles in Florida’s Senate election drama were taken by Republicans. The tea party upstart, Marco Rubio, forced Gov. Charlie Crist to drop his lagging primary bid and take his chances as an independent. But now the Democratic script turns out to be as unpredictably wacky.
Enter Kendrick Meek, stage left. A young and popular African-American congressman from Miami, the former state trooper got into this campaign before anyone else and expected a smooth ride to the Democratic nomination. The subsequent GOP civil war seemed to give him a leg up.
The downside of running as the establishment candidate eventually became clear. He can’t run away from his association with the Obama agenda, and he can’t escape whispers that the White House might hedge its bets and tacitly back Mr. Crist. Two months before the Aug. 24 primary, Mr. Meek doesn’t have traction in the polls, which show a double-digit gap against Mr. Rubio and Mr. Crist. And seven weeks ago the proverbial man from nowhere—billionaire investor Jeff Greene—decided to challenge Mr. Meek for the Democratic nomination.
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