August 24th, 2010
09:12 PM ET
12 years ago

Meek thanks supporters in e-mail

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Florida Rep. Kendrick Meek thanked his supporters in an e-mail Tuesday after securing the Democratic nomination for Senate."]Hollywood, Florida (CNN) - Rep. Kendrick Meek hasn't even given his victory speech yet, but he's already reaching out to supporters.

Meek, who according to a CNN projection has won the Democratic Senate nomination in Florida, moments ago sent out a thank you to people on his campaign's email distribution list:

"We did it! I am about to step on the stage at our rally here in Miami, but I wanted to send you a quick note of thanks before I do.

All of our hard work paid off – I am officially the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate.
I am 100 percent certain that we couldn't have gotten here without your dedication and support. The pundits thought this seat could be bought. Our critics wrote us off. But, together, you and I proved them wrong. We defied the odds.

Tomorrow starts a new campaign against not one, but two tough opponents. With fewer than three months until Election Day, there is a lot of work to be done and we are going to need your help once again.

Tonight, we celebrate. Tonight, simply, I thank you."

Shortly after the email to supporters sent Tuesday night, the Meek campaign released an official statement.

"Tonight, Floridians sent a clear message – they want a Real Democrat representing them in the U.S. Senate," said Kendrick Meek. "I am the only candidate who supports a woman's right to choose and equal pay for equal work, has fought against privatizing Social Security, and will repeal the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 1% of Americans and cut taxes for the middle class.

"Floridians need leaders who are willing to stand up for middle-class families - tireless fighters who know what it means to tackle big issues. They deserve leaders who will fight tooth-and-nail to preserve Social Security and will stand with President Obama to rebuild Florida's middle class. Most of all, Floridians want leaders who will fight for them all the time, not just when it helps their own political career or advances an extreme philosophy.

"The naysayers said we couldn't beat a billionaire, and tonight with your help, we proved them wrong. We have the momentum in this race, and over the next 70 days, we'll make sure that every Floridian knows that there is just one candidate who will fight for everyday Florida families. In 10 weeks, Floridians will prove the naysayers wrong once more and send a Real Democrat to Washington, D.C."

Filed under: 2010 • Florida • Kendrick Meek
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. T'SAH from Virginia

    Wow – this is getting interesting... If Meek continues to run, Rubio will win and we lose another seat in the Senate. Rubio polls @ 38% with just converative votes. Crist can beat him almost 'easily' – Meek cannot.

    Oh worries me!!!!

    August 24, 2010 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  2. George of the jungle

    way to go. If we just keep ploding along while the repos keep making fools of themselves we might just do ok in November. Keep that 5 and 10 dollars coming. Thy are to busy trying to decide if the president is a muslim or where he was born. No time to work on the problems that face the average American. BUt they don't want their tax breaks cut.

    August 24, 2010 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  3. barry

    Wow CNN biggest part of your Political Ticker is Meek. He got support from Clinton and Obama came in at the end. Very unlikely he pulls it off in November. Charlie Crist cost him.

    August 24, 2010 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |