October 28th, 2010
09:55 PM ET
12 years ago

Meek speaks: reports are 'inaccurate at best'

(CNN) - At a press conference Thursday night Democratic Senate nominee Rep. Kendrick Meek called press reports that he was asked to drop out of the race “inaccurate at best.”

“Any rumor or any statement that I decided to get out of his race is inaccurate at best,” Meek said.

Meek said neither former President Clinton nor the Democratic National Committee called him to say he should get out of the race.

He also addressed Gov. Crist’s comments earlier in the night that Meek was asked to step aside.

“He’s trying to push Democratic votes in his direction,” Meek said. “He wants to climb on my back to get those votes.”

Meek ended the conference saying, “If there was a conversation between Bill Clinton and I, we’re the only two people that can say how that conversation went.”

Filed under: 2010 • Bill Clinton • Kendrick Meek
soundoff (35 Responses)
  1. JJ

    Yeah but see Clinton screwed around on his own wife so what credence does he have?

    October 29, 2010 12:47 am at 12:47 am |
  2. Daniel Keating

    Unlike the TAPED meeting between Sharon Angle and the tea-party candidiate Ashijian that SHE asked to drop out of the race...where she "had juice with Mitch McConnell" and was making backroom deals for the other guy to bow out.
    This non-story is last minute desperation for right wing...

    October 29, 2010 12:48 am at 12:48 am |
  3. Oh no, say it isn't so...

    More dirty republican tactics. Truth is their worst enemy.

    October 29, 2010 01:13 am at 1:13 am |
  4. ikantraed

    Well that sure gives you a clear idea of how he is going to handle the job... MYOB and don't ask.

    October 29, 2010 01:31 am at 1:31 am |
  5. John O'Groat

    "...and Crist said, 'Meek shall inherit the earth.' "

    October 29, 2010 01:37 am at 1:37 am |
  6. mary

    shame to CNN, we do not expect something like from the number news media. if you don't have the facts don't say it. i believe your reports more than crazy fox news.

    October 29, 2010 01:53 am at 1:53 am |
  7. bigfoot north carolina

    We are in a war for the soul of our country. It is quite obviously important that Republicans not be allowed to complete the destruction they have wreaked.

    October 29, 2010 02:04 am at 2:04 am |
  8. Not fooled

    End of story. May the best man win.

    October 29, 2010 03:58 am at 3:58 am |
  9. Tam

    Wondering why Crist appeared on FOX - getting the vote out?

    October 29, 2010 07:54 am at 7:54 am |
  10. D. Bunker

    Maybe Crist should drop out and endorse Meek.

    October 29, 2010 07:58 am at 7:58 am |
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