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Kendrick Meek

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    November 24, 2011
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    November 11, 2010
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    November 3, 2010

    Democrats Got Tea Bagged All Night Long

    ​Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. Today, Luke reflects on last night's election results. I have to congratulate the Tea Party. They came out in numbers and voted, This ga ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    2010 Election Results Live Blog

    ​Will Florida gets its first female Governor? Will the country's first female Speaker of the House be forced to turn in her gavel? Will Kendrick Meek somehow shock the world by winning? Did anyone bother to get to know enough about the CFO race to bother voting? Join us tonight as we live blog the ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    Dwyane Wade Endorses Kendrick Meek

    ​Going into the final days of the election Democrat Kendrick Meek needs something huge to propel his senate campaign to victory. Getting Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade to send out a fundraising letter on his behalf may not be enough, but it certainly can't hurt (assuming Orlando Magic fans don't ... More >>

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    October 15, 2010

    DNC Member Wants Bob Graham To Hammer Out Deal Between Crist and Meek

    Bob Graham, the deal maker?​Jon Ausman is a representative for Florida on the Democratic National Committee, and boy does he have a good idea on how to prevent Marco Rubio from winning the senate race. He wants former Governor and Senator Bob Graham to sit down with Charlie Crist and Kendrick Meek ... More >>

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    October 12, 2010

    Crist: A Vote for Meek Is a Vote for Rubio

    Reports that Democrat Kendrick Meek would drop out of the Senate race to give independent Charlie Crist a clear shot at Republican Marco Rubio seem to be unfounded, and this morning Crist didn't sound like a man who was making backroom deals with Democrats. That's not to say he's still not aggressiv ... More >>

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    August 24, 2010

    Ukrainian Strippers, Cults, and Mike Tyson: Top Five Ways to Completely Blow an Election

    ​It's August 24, and you've woken up sweating profusely, feeling vaguely nauseated, and recoiling in horror at the first sight of a campaign ad. The diagnosis? Primary fever! (Or it might be Cat Scratch Fever. Or dengue. But let's go with Primary Fever). Even for Florida, this has been a primary ... More >>

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    August 24, 2010

    Election Day Races to Keep an Eye On

    Will Bill McCollum and Kendrick Meek hold back the two millionaire candidates? Will Miami ​Mayor Tomas Regalado's blossoming political machine get his daughter a seat on the Miami-Dade School Board? Will Dorrin Rolle survive his scandalous year to win another term to the county commission? Wi ... More >>

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    August 23, 2010

    Congressional Candidate Marleine Bastien Robbed at Gunpoint

    In today's roundup of the sins of South Florida: A congressional candidate has her purse snatched after a man points a gun at her head outside a church; some students will spend their first month of class in a fancy hotel; a traffic accident claims one life; and another storm gets a name.

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    August 9, 2010

    Clinton's Evil Genius Adviser Mark Penn Supports Charlie Crist

    Mark Penn​Charlie Crist has a new backer, Mark Penn, and he used to be one of the closest and most powerful advisers to Bill and Hillary Clinton. In fact, as the chief pollster and senior adviser for Hillary's 2008 presidential run, he is blamed for some of the worst tendancies of that c ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010
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    June 25, 2010

    Jeff Greene Bashes Kendrick Meek, Muslims, Ron Howard While Aboard His $23 Million Private Jet

    ​Billionaire Democratic Senate candidate Jeff Greene isn't flying high in the polls -- just yet. Like his Democratic rival Kendrick Meek, he finishes a distant third behind Marco Rubio and Charlie Crist in three-way matchups. But he's flying high above Florida in his $23 million Gulfstream V priva ... More >>

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    June 21, 2010

    Charlie Crist Holds 11-Point Lead in Senate Race

    A young Charlie Crist being awarded his guarantee as Florida's next senator way back in Nineteen Seventy-Something. It has been fated.​When Charlie Crist announced his candidacy for Senate, everyone kind of threw up their hands and thought, Well, guess ol' Charlie is gonna be our next senator. But ... More >>

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    May 18, 2010

    Polls: Rubio Regains Lead, Apparently Any Republican Can Beat Alex Sink

    Do you even recognize these candidates? ​Hey, Democratic Party of Florida, you do realize that you're supposed to win elections don't you? You're aware that President Obama won this state in 2008, and that you have a pretty hefty voter registration advantage over Republicans? You know that your ma ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010
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    May 11, 2010

    Marco Rubio Should Get Fitted For A White Robe and Hood

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke sizes up Senate candidates Charlie Crist, Kendrick Meek, and Marco Rubio.Alex Izaguirre​Rubio will probably go down in his ... More >>

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    May 4, 2010

    New Poll: Charlie Crist Leads Senate Race By Four Points

    Will Crist come out on top in this Senate threeway, or is it just a temporary bump?​Party? Charlie Crist don't need no stinking party. The first major poll conducted since the Governor announced he'd seek election to the Senate with no party affiliation is out, and Crist leads republican Marco Rub ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    New Poll: Crist Would Win in Three-Way Race

    ​Republican voters may be wild over Marco Rubio, but a new Quinnipiac poll shows that no matter what the situation Charlie Crist would be a more viable general election candidate. In fact, if he decided to run as an independent he leads in the polls. Which doesn't do anything to hush those rumors ... More >>

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    April 9, 2010

    Frederica Wilson is Proud of Banning "Simulated Sexual Intercourse" in Marching Bands

    State Sen. Frederica Wilson is currently running to replace Kendrick Meek in his North Miami congressional district. Apparently she's going around telling everyone that she's banned "dirty dancing in our community." Now, last time we went out to a club, we're pretty sure that we saw lots of people d ... More >>

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    March 30, 2010

    News Roundup: Biltmore Worker Calls in Bomb Threat for Day Off

    Police are asking for help finding the suspect in a rape case in Brickell. He followed his victim home from Blue Martini in Mary Brickell Village into her apartment building, Axis. So far police have some surveillance video. [CBS4]Over 1400 people showed up for the memorial service for sla ... More >>

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    March 25, 2010

    Crist Campaign Used Party Credit Cards, Too

    ​Charlie Crist has been hemming and hawing about Marco Rubio's "questionable" spending on the Republican Party of Florida's American Express cards, saying stupid things about back waxes and "true conservatives." So naturally, campaign finance reports show that Crist's campaign also charged money o ... More >>

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    March 23, 2010

    News Roundup: Rubio's Aide Has Pricey Habits, Meek Loves Pork

    Kendrick Meek wants $238 million for earmarks that would go toward things such as teaching children healthful eating habits and dredging the Miami harbor. [Herald]An ex-Marco Rubio aide who made $175,000 a year put hefty expenses on a GOP credit card, including luxury hotels and handmade chairs ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    Health Care Reform Passes, No Thanks To Your South Florida Politicos

    If you're half as cool as the staff here at Riptide, you were flipping between March Madness and C-SPAN last night like your life depended on it. Which to pick?photo by Sage Ross, via Wikimedia CommonsThe power of cardboard signs and megaphones was not enough to derail health reform.On CBS, Korie Lu ... More >>

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    March 19, 2010

    Latest Poll: Kendrick Meek Only One Point Behind Marco Rubio

    ​It's looking more and more like Charlie Crist won't survive the Republican primary. That's a tremendous coup for Marco Rubio, but it's looking more and more like he could be vulnerable against Democrat Kendrick Meek in the general election.A new poll from Daily Kos/Research 2000 (yes, Democrat le ... More >>

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    January 26, 2010

    New Poll: Marco Rubio Now Leads Charlie Crist

    ​Tea Bag-approved Marco Rubio leads Gov. Charlie Crist in the Republican Senate primary for the first time, according to a recently released Quinnipiac poll. Forty-seven percent of registered Republicans now prefer Rubio, compared to only 44 percent who are still in the Crist camp. That's a ... More >>

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    January 18, 2010

    News Roundup: VP Biden in Miami

    The mother of two brothers living South Florida was pulled alive from rubble in Haiti. [NBCMiami]Joe Biden was in Little Haiti over the weekend. [Herald]And he's back in Miami to speak at a prayer breakfast at Florida Memorial Univerisity for Martin Luther King Day. [CBS4]Pundits have pretty much wr ... More >>

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    December 22, 2009

    News Roundup: Everyones a Hardlinder

    Charlie Crist, Marco Rubio and Kendrick Meek all showed up for a US Cuba Democracy PAC luncheon, and when it came to Cuba they all had the same thing to say. [CBS4]FIU will play host to a conference dealing with sex differentiation disorders in sports. [Herald]Police are still looking for the s ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009

    New Daily Kos Poll: Rubio Narrows Crist's GOP Lead Thanks to Birthers, Still Can't Beat Meek in General

    Daily Kos/Research 2000 just released their latest Florida poll, and there are a lot of interesting little poll number factoids to be pulled. Riptide tends to have some smart readers, so we won't recap the entire poll, but instead let's mine some of our favorite nuggets. The Senate Race:Republ ... More >>

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    October 27, 2009

    News Roundup

    The President of the United States was in town last night, here's what he did:Was greeted by both protesters and supporters... [SoFlTimes]...Including Kendrick Meek, Dan Gelber, Alex Sink and Manny Diaz. [NakedPolitics]Rallied the democratic base at a fundraiser. [Herald]And raised nearly $1.5 milli ... More >>

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    October 27, 2009

    Dems Compliment Charlie Crist on his "Good Hair and Nice Tan," Blast Him on Everything Else

    Charlie Crist is such an upbeat fellow that I'm sure he'll appreciate the fact that the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee just sent out an email touting the Gov's silver fox-ish good looks citing his "Good Hair and Nice Tan." He might be a little sad that it comes as part of a compliment sand ... More >>

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    October 23, 2009

    News Roundup

    Here's how The Herald cleaned up Channing Crowder's "They're undefeated, they're probably smelling themselves, rubbing each other's balls, all that shit..." quote: "They're probably smelling themselves, rubbing each other's [back]." Come on, since when is back a proper substitute for balls? [Herald] ... More >>

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    October 21, 2009

    Poll: Rubio Inching Closer to Crist in Primary, but Can He Beat Meek?

    The big news in the latest Quinnipiac poll is that conservative wonder boy Marco Rubio has cut Charlie Crist's lead in the Republican primary in half. But the poll also has the first theoretical head-to-head matchup of Democrat Kendrick Meek against Rubio in the general election, and Meek wins. ... More >>

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    October 1, 2009

    Is Maurice Ferre About to Mount a Senate Campaign?

    Jonathan Postal​A couple of Democrats have flirted with the idea, but so far no one has stepped up to mount a real challenge against Kendrick Meek in the Senate primary. Now, though, there's buzz that former Miami Mayor Maurice Ferre will enter the race next week.Beth Reinhard says Ferre will make ... More >>

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    August 28, 2009

    Marco Rubio and Kendrick Meek Simply Do Not Care for This LeMieux Character

    ​Marco Rubio and Kendrick Meek have only a few things in common: They're both running for Senate. They'll both likely face Charlie Crist. They'll both likely lose to him. And now they both don't very much like George LeMieux's status as newly minted senator. Politically, this is just abo ... More >>

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    August 26, 2009

    News Roundup

    An appeals court in Miami today will take up Florida's gay adoption ban. [AP]Michael Beasley's stay in rehab was planned; in fact, he had already been in Houston attending therapy for two weeks beforehand. [Herald]After seeing so many wackos storm Democratic congressman with accusations of ... More >>

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    July 17, 2009

    Yolly Roberson Kicks Off House Bid Against Crowded Field, Including Her Ex-Husband

    With Kendrick Meek resigning to seek a Senate seat, Florida's 17th congressional district will have its first non-Meek representative since 1993. District 17, with a Cook pvi of D 34, is one of the most Democratic leaning districts in the entire nation, so the real race ... More >>

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    July 14, 2009

    News Roundup

    LocalGeorge Novack, Jr., son of the Fontainebleau's original owner and a Ft. Lauderdale convention planner, was found beaten to death in his hotel room in New York City. [USAToday]A North Miami Beach imam is facing deportation, so he's reaching out to Kendrick Meek. [Herald]The express lanes on I95 ... More >>

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    June 11, 2009

    Manny Diaz Endorses Kendrick Meek for Senate

    Rep. Kendrick Meek added another impressive entry to his list of endorsement of US Senate today as City of Miami Mayor, and president of the US Conference of Mayor, Manny Diaz announced his endorsement. The press release came with equal amounts of back patting on the part of both men. ... More >>

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    May 20, 2009

    News Roundup

    Local Father Cutié's special lady pal issued a statement to the press letting everyone know she did not set him up. [CBS4] Miami-Dade teachers have agreed to two unpaid days off in order to help balance the district's budget. [Herald] Ironically, teachers have to pay more to be certified. [CBS4] ... More >>

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    February 16, 2009

    North Miami Mayor Kevin Burns to Run for Senate

    In our very important four-point treatise on netroots campaigning, we predicted "gay candidates will be the hot new netroots cause, just watch," and now, right here in Florida, that theory will be put to the test. North Miami Mayor Kevin Burns will tomorrow officially kick off his campaign to see ... More >>

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    February 12, 2009

    Polls: Charlie Crist Would Win Senate Race 2-to-1

    Floridians can only juggle the names of 4 or 5 state politicians in their heads at a time, and right now the only Democrat in the mix, Bill Nelson, is already in the Senate. So it's not surprising that a new Strategic Vision poll shows Charlie Crist winning pretty much every match-up with any given ... More >>

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    February 2, 2009

    News Round Up

    Bill Clinton dropped by Miami on Friday night and helped Kendrick Meek raise $300,000 for his Senate race. [Naked Politics]That thing we posted about the 2014 Governor's race already having front runners is legit. Boy wonder Republican Congressman Adam Putnam announced he'd give up his legislative s ... More >>

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    January 28, 2009

    McCollum or Boyd Won't Be Your Next Senator

    Both sides of the Senate 2010 fray just lost significant rumored candidates. Republican Attorney General Bill McCollum and Democratic Congressmen Allen Boyd have both said they won't seek the open seat. McCollum has sought a Senate seat twice before. He claimed his party's nomination in 2000, but lo ... More >>

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    January 13, 2009

    Senate 2010: Kendrick Gets in Quick, Sink Still Has to Think

    Miami boy Kendrick Meek became the first official announced candidate for the 2010 Senate race, sure to be one of the most dramatic in the nation. As expected, he announced it this morning, and used much of the same "This is about Florida" rhetoric we commented about earlier. He's not taking things ... More >>

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    January 13, 2009

    Congressmen Bore the Hell out of Us on YouTube, Vote Spaghetti Cat in '10!

    It's not that people don't want to watch Mario Diaz-Balart videos on YouTube. This video of him experiencing some sort of Sarah Palin-induced seizuregasm at a John McCain rally has more than 35,000 views (although over half of those were from me). It's just that people don't want to watch Mario Diaz ... More >>

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    December 16, 2008

    Fantasy 2010 Dem Lineup

    The folks at Fla Politics, the site that proudly boasts it's the only Florida blog on the Daily Kos blogroll, have come up with their dream Democratic candidates they'd like to see comically lose run for statewide office in 2010. We think if the state Democrats pull it together, they could make a de ... More >>

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    November 5, 2008
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    October 5, 1995

    Very Big Bucks

    The most lucrative contract in the history of Miami International Airport is about to be awarded to one lucky company

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