[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/06/29/art.clintonbill.gi.jpg caption =" Former President Bill Clinton will stump for Florida Senate candidate Kendrick Meek on Tuesday."](CNN) - The Democratic Senate nominee in Florida's making a quick trip to New York City Tuesday afternoon to team up with Bill Clinton.
Rep. Kendrick Meek will appear with the former president at a fundraiser to raise cash for his bid for the Senate.
This is the ninth time Clinton has helped out Meek. The former president joined the four-term congressman and former Florida state trooper at three campaign events in the Sunshine state just prior to the August 24 primary. Meek beat billionaire real estate Jeff Greene by 26 points in the primary in what had been a bitter intra-party battle.
Clinton has also served as the main attraction for Meek at five fundraisers over the past year.
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.
A Democratic source tells CNN that the amount of campaign cash raised at Tuesday's event at a New York City hotel is expected to be in the six figures range.
Meek will face off in the November 2 election against former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio, the GOP Senate nominee, and Republican Gov. Charlie Crist, who gave up his bid for the GOP nomination and is now running as an independent candidate. Recent polls indicate that Meek is a distant third in the three way race for Senate.
Meek is also third when it comes to money in the bank. As of August 4, Crist's campaign had just over $8 million cash on hand, with Rubio with nearly $4.5 million in the bank, and Meek at just over $2.5 million.
The winner will succeed GOP Sen. George LeMieux, who was named to replace fellow Republican Mel Martinez, who stepped down from his seat last year.
–CNN Political Research Director Robert Yoon contributed to this report
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