Kendrick Meek and NASCAR: Because it worked so well for Bob Graham
Admit it, when you think of Kendrick Meek you think NASCAR. So it's perfectly natural that the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate is the lead sponsor of Mike Wallace's #01 race car at the NASCAR Nationwide Series Race in Daytona Beach February 13.
"I'm thrilled to sponsor the race car driven by Mike Wallace, a member of one of America's top racing families. The NASCAR Nation experience is a family affair, and my family will be together on pit road cheering Mike onto victory in Daytona," said Kendrick Meek. "NASCAR has deep roots in Florida, and the NASCAR family is hurting right now, as are Florida families. I'm running for the Senate to get Florida's economy working again for the NASCAR Nation and all families throughout this state."
Because we're late in reporting this and because Adam Sharon has been relentlessly pounding us to post something, we feel obligated to note that another Miami Democrat, Bob Graham, also tried to pump up his campaign with a NASCAR sponsorship. It didn't do anything for Graham's presidential campaign, though at least Graham was able to say he won one race in the 2004 election cycle: the O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 in Kansas City.