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Corrine Brown exploring senate race

Corrine U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Jacksonville, confirms that she is launching an exploratory campaign for U.S. Senate, and said an internal statewide poll shows her comfortably ahead of any Democratic contender including Kendrick Meek.

"Experience,'' she said, when asked why the 17-year U.S. House member would be a stronger candidate than Meek. "I like Kendrick and I love his mother but this is about making sure we have someone at the table when we're talking about energy, we're talking about education, we're talking about jobs, we're talking about health care."

And likely Republican nominee Charlie Crist? "I just think the state needs more than someone who's there to talk a great game, smile and take pictures. The key is to deliver for the people of Florida."

She expects to make a decision within a few weeks.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 7:03pm]

    

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