October 28th, 2010
10:27 PM ET
12 years ago

Crist says White House was involved

(CNN) - In an appearance on Fox news Thursday night Republican-turned-independent Senate candidate, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist said he spoke with Rep. Kendrick Meek and "several people" at the White House about having Meek step out of the race.

Crist would not specify to whom he spoke at the White House, but he did say he spoke to Meek about the possible shift and that Meek was "considering it."

Crist confirmed that he spoke with Doug Band, a counselor to former President Clinton, who Crist said acted as an intermediary, relaying information about whether or not Meek would end his Senate bid.

Filed under: 2010 • Charlie Crist • Florida • Kendrick Meek
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Peter s

    Deal with issue! Christ! otherwise you and fox are trying to create a scandal out of nothing!!

    October 28, 2010 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  2. not this time

    Title is incorrect. It was not the White House. Crist said, President Clinton's camp contacted him multiple times.

    October 28, 2010 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  3. You Lie!

    Charlie Crist, YOU LIE!

    Don't trust this career Republican. He is an Independent In Name Only (IINO)!

    Support Kendrick Meek all the way! The only Democrat in the race, the only one who truly cares about the Middle Class, and the only one with any sort of integrity.

    Vote Meek on Nov 2!

    October 28, 2010 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  4. lweaton

    They need to get their stories straight.

    October 29, 2010 12:06 am at 12:06 am |
  5. John G

    It's obvious the White House saw the vote being split and thought getting rid of the less popular candidate would increase their chances.

    October 29, 2010 12:12 am at 12:12 am |
  6. XWngLady

    Well the devil you know is better than the one you don't. I never thought I'd ever say this, but I'd much rather see Crist win than Rubio....Rubio winning is "INCONTHEVABLE!"

    October 29, 2010 12:16 am at 12:16 am |
  7. Ozzi

    This is what, the fourth time the White House has interfered with state elections.

    Republicans in 2012.

    October 29, 2010 01:27 am at 1:27 am |
  8. Not fooled

    This rumor has been going around for a while. Of course Christ would want Meek to drop out so he could win. Meek said he won't so end of story.

    October 29, 2010 04:03 am at 4:03 am |
  9. rese

    a democrate only vote here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 29, 2010 04:18 am at 4:18 am |
  10. Fair is Fair

    Who was it in the white house, Crist? Probably Emmanuel... they can throw him under the bus now. How anyone can support this administration with all of the overt corruption is beyond me.

    October 29, 2010 07:50 am at 7:50 am |