August 24th, 2010
10:01 PM ET
12 years ago

Meek thanks Obama, Clinton

Hollywood, Florida (CNN) - Rep. Kendrick Meek, giving his victory speech after winning Florida's Democratic Senate nomination, thanked President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton.

After numerous stories that Obama wasn't doing enough to help Meek's bid for his party's nomination, White House officials recently stressed that the president was firmly supportive of Meek. Obama appeared with the candidate last week, giving Meek a hug upon arriving in Florida for a Democratic party fundraiser. Meek also spoke at the fundraiser.

And Clinton headlined three Meek rallies last week. The former president had already served as the main attraction at several fundraising events for Meek and penned fundraising e-mails for the candidate.

The pair's relationship stretches back nearly two decades. Meek also backed Sen. Hillary Clinton's bid for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, and Clinton has actively helped out candidates who supported his wife's bid for the White House.

Filed under: 2010 • Kendrick Meek • President Clinton • President Obama
soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. ronnie gresham

    It' very noble if
    Bill to assist Meeks for supporting Hillary but the non Hillary dem nominees will require his campaigning as well

    August 24, 2010 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  2. tracy

    Congrats. Thanks for acknowledging the president and frmr president.

    August 24, 2010 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  3. Ridgeway

    That a boy Barry. Throw your support to your voter base. Forget the educated successful guy with money. It's plain as day why you supported him.

    August 24, 2010 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  4. barry

    Good! We at have one Democrat that's not scared to show he is aligned with the President. Meek however has a uphill battle and I fear it won't turn out well for him in November.

    August 24, 2010 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  5. Dee

    Congratulation for Rep. Kendrick Meek and thanks to Presidents Clinton and Obama this is who we need someone who is younger and is in tune with the American people and our young future leaders and get the older GOP naysayers out of there who do not want to change and move this country forward.

    They didn't know how to use a computer or some electronics until President Obama won the election with his high tech skills and this is what he is trying to do see that our young people are well educated and move ahead of Japan and China. President Clinton said a Presidents' job is to think about the future of the Country.

    August 24, 2010 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  6. key

    Billionaires don't have pilot licenses to fly commercial planes with people on board because they can afford it, if they have never done it before. Why should they govern.

    August 24, 2010 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  7. Gop

    And when he gets beat in November he can thank them again.

    These Democrats just don't get the point the country has had enough with these Liberals running our country into the ground and it is time to Right our Ship.

    August 24, 2010 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm |
  8. Don Wuerl

    Excellent! Congrats, sir!

    August 24, 2010 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm |
  9. Flipper

    He won't be thanking Clinton and, especially, Obama after he finishes a distant third in the general election.

    August 24, 2010 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  10. George of the jungle

    good lick in november. we need to get rid of the repos and the party of NO

    August 25, 2010 12:30 am at 12:30 am |
  11. BILLE

    President Obama is not muslim now, but he was born islam as every infant is an angel, and every angel is Islam. Obama is peaceful president We love Obama, and dislike Bush. Peace.

    August 25, 2010 12:34 am at 12:34 am |
  12. D.

    Good for the primaries, but then........

    August 25, 2010 01:13 am at 1:13 am |