January 28th, 2010
05:36 PM ET
12 years ago

Potential political rivals tweet about chance meeting

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/01/28/meek.twitter.1.28.jpg caption= "Kendrick Meek tweets about running into Marco Rubio. "]Washington (CNN) – If Kendrick Meek and Marco Rubio win their respective party nominations for the Florida Senate race, do you think they will travel together on the campaign trail?

Unlikely. But on Thursday, the two Senate hopefuls found themselves on the same flight from Tampa to Ft. Lauderdale, and each "tweeted" about it on the microblog Twitter.

"On a Southwest flt from Tampa to Ft Lauderdale," Meek, a Democratic congressman, wrote in shorthand. "In seat 12A. Who's in seat 9A? Marco Rubio! Exchanged a few laughs. Keeping an eye on him:)"

Perhaps as Meek was watching him, Rubio was typing away.

"On same SW Flight from Tampa as Kendrick Meek and Wasserman Schultz," wrote Rubio, who noted that Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was also on the same airplane. "Wonder what they where doing in Tampa today? LOL"

Rubio was referencing an earlier town hall meeting President Obama and Vice President Biden held in Tampa that was attended by Meek and Wasserman Schultz.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Franky, Land of Lincoln

    Yeah they'll travel together again...when the 2012 elections come, 🙂

    January 28, 2010 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  2. harold

    Rubio... are you for getting all the Un-Insured in the USA up to par with Health Insurance Coverage.. like the rest of the Modern World has coverage for its All Citizens?

    January 28, 2010 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  3. gary davis harbor oregon

    DUH and people keep saying that republicans are smart LOL right smart at lieing and threatening people . they are all a bunch of jokers 🙂

    January 28, 2010 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  4. Alex

    Isn't 9A an exit row seat? Pfft.... elitist.

    January 28, 2010 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  5. Saint Petersblog

    For more on Kendrick Meek and Marco Rubio, please visit saintpetersblog.com

    January 28, 2010 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |