August 24th, 2010
08:40 PM ET
4 years ago

Democrat Meek wins Florida Senate primary, CNN projects

Florida Rep. Kendrick Meek has won the Democratic Senate primary, CNN projects.
Florida Rep. Kendrick Meek has won the Democratic Senate primary, CNN projects.

(CNN) - Rep. Kendrick Meek has defeated billionaire Jeff Greene in Florida's Democratic primary for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, CNN has projected.

With 38 percent of precincts reporting, Meek led Greene 55 percent to 32 percent, according to The Associated Press.

Meek will take on Marco Rubio - whom CNN projected has won the Republican primary for Senate - and Gov. Charlie Crist, a Republican-turned independent, in the general election.

The last polls in Florida closed at 8 p.m. ET.

In the Republican primary for governor, millionaire businessman Rick Scott was ahead of Attorney General Bill McCollum, 46 percent to 43 percent, with 34 percent of precincts reporting, according to the AP.

CNN has projected that Alex Sink, Florida's chief financial officer, has won Florida's Democratic primary for governor.

Florida is one of five states holding primaries Tuesday. Among other big storylines of the night: Arizona Sen. John McCain is expected to fend off the biggest Republican primary challenge of his Senate career, and a little-known Tea Party candidate is taking on an incumbent senator in Alaska.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. George of the jungle

    Maybe money can't buy you love. So many repos entering these races with no experience just a lot of money. We need people that can get things done not these rich big ego repos who don't care about the general population.

    August 24, 2010 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  2. key

    Sorry I don't believe every Billionaire should be able to buy elections. Because you have money you are not the perfect politician to govern the people

    August 24, 2010 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  3. BJ

    I shudder the thought of the many racist things they will say about this young man (the RepubliKans). Who knows he might even be a Muslim. That is the catch phrase now. The nutjobs didn't know what Socialist meant so they found a new mantra. In the 60s and 70's the term was Communist. Those folks are absolutely twisted.

    August 25, 2010 12:30 am at 12:30 am |
  4. Joseph

    It is time we see a change in FL this is the change we have been looking for i feel like meek has shown that it dose not matter how much money you have you can over come big thing it not money that should win the seat because if you looked it like then then Bill Gates and MR.Trump would be in the seats so like Meek it all about what you would do for the people so i congrate Meeks on his win:)

    August 25, 2010 01:55 am at 1:55 am |