Meek Embraces Obama Support in Florida Senate Race

By: AP
By: AP

Tallahassee, Florida (AP) --

Democratic Rep. Kendrick Meek isn't backing away from his support of President Barack Obama as he tries to win a U.S. Senate seat.

Meek's campaign released a statewide radio ad on Monday, Oct. 11, that Obama recorded for him. In the minute-long ad, Obama lists several
policy areas where Meek has supported the president, including
health care and financial regulation overhauls.

Meek's embrace of Obama comes at a time when the president's
approval rating has suffered and Republicans are making gains by
criticizing his agenda.

But Meek also needs to win back Democratic voters who are
supporting independent Gov. Charlie Crist, who left the Republican
Party in April.

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