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Meek: Crist 'using our Senate race to jumpstart' 2012 presidential run



Kendrick Meek, in a fund-raising appeal today, accuses Charlie Crist of using the race for U.S. Senate as a springboard for a presidential bid in 2012.

“During an elite right-wing confab in Michigan, the Governor predicted a 'Carter-esque loss for Obama' in 2012. He's just another Republican hoping Obama fails and lining up to run for president,” writes the Democratic congressman from Miami.

“Governor Crist is using our Senate race to jumpstart his 2012 run. Florida needs someone to deliver stimulus money and jobs and to stop health insurance price gouging. I'm running to be that senator, but I need your help. We're only 100 donors away from our quarterly goal. Can I count on you to invest $5 or more before midnight Wednesday?"

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:19pm]


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