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Bill Clinton to campaign for Kendrick Meek at USF St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG — Former President Bill Clinton is set to campaign for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Kendrick Meek on Oct. 19 in St. Petersburg.

Clinton and Meek will be at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg that morning and the next day they will campaign together at the University of Central Florida.

The events are free and open to the public, but reserved tickets can be obtained by calling 1-877-354-6335 or going to

Clinton first met Meek when he was campaigning for president in Florida and Meek was a Florida state trooper working his security detail. The former president has worked hard for Meek's campaign, so far having headlined nine fundraisers and three campaign rallies in South Florida.

"I am honored to have President Clinton rally Floridians behind my campaign for U.S. Senate once again. It's time to take a stand and I am proud to stand with President Clinton,'' said Rep. Meek who is running against Republican Marco Rubio, and independent Gov. Charlie Crist.

The USF St. Petersburg event will be at the Campus Activities Center Core, 131 6th Avenue S. Doors open at 10:45 a.m.

Adam C. Smith, Times political editor

Bill Clinton to campaign for Kendrick Meek at USF St. Pete 10/08/10 [Last modified: Friday, October 8, 2010 5:56pm]
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