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Listen to the voicemail Crist left Meek

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October

The Buzz has obtained the voice mail Charlie Crist left shortly before 5 a.m. Monday for Kendrick Meek, hoping to meet later that day to set up a deal were Meek would leave the race. Meek, of course, said no.

Listen here.

Crist starts out by referencing a phone call from Meek. Here's what happened, sources say: Crist started calling Meek a lot in days leading up to the CNN/St. Pete Times debate Sunday in Tampa. "He was basically phone banking him," a source told us. After the debate, Crist approached Kendrick. The spoke very briefly. The calls kept coming and that evening, Meek called Crist, who did not answer.

[Last modified: Saturday, October 30, 2010 5:53pm]

    

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