Thursday, October 28, 2010

NYT: Bill Clinton Tried to Get Meek to Drop Out of Florida senate race

October 28, 2010, 7:19 pm
Former President Bill Clinton last week tried to convince Kendrick Meek, the Democratic candidate for Senate in Florida, to drop out of the race.  Mr. Meek changed his mind at the last minute.

A Clinton’s spokespersson, said the former president believed that Mr. Meek would not win on Tuesday.  Clinton urged Meek to drop out and endorse indepndant Charlie Crist, the state’s governor. Crist is also in the race as an independant.

The Clinton effort hoped to prevent the state’s Senate seat from falling into the hands of Marco Rubio, the Republican who is leading both of his rivals in the polls.

“I will not drop out of this race for any reason,” Mr. Meek said at the time.

Mr. Clinton, who is a close friend of Mr. Meek, had come close to convincing him to drop out last week. The pair even came close to sMr. Meek had been expected to endorse Mr. Crist and hold a rally on Oct. 26.

Rightardia bleives Clinton made the right call. Meek has become at best a spoiler for Charlie Crist. 

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