October 29th, 2010
07:55 AM ET
12 years ago

Meek says Crist tried to talk him into quitting Senate bid

(CNN) - Democratic Rep. Kendrick Meek said it was Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and not former President Bill Clinton who asked him to end his Senate bid in Florida.

Meek talked Friday about the issue during an interview with CNN's "American Morning."

Filed under: 2010 • Bill Clinton • Charlie Crist • Florida • Kendrick Meek
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. ChumBucket

    And, according to Christ, so did Clinton, and the current adminastration.

    Who's lying?

    October 29, 2010 08:27 am at 8:27 am |
  2. FM

    A lot of people use the slogan "common sense" without knowing what it means. This slogan contains five elements and one of them is "seeing". Pres. Clinton realised like some of us did that with 15% of Meek can not win the race. Thats why he tried to persuade him to get out of it. Does it really make any logic people use their time and energy to go and vote for someone who they know he will not make it anyhow. We do what works for us, what doesn't, we leave it aside.

    October 29, 2010 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
  3. jules sand-perkins

    I wish Meek would stay in the race, but I don't believe what he says about who asked him to drop out.
    There are too many different stories from those involved.
    I believe that Clinton asked Meek to drop out because the White House (Obama) asked Clinton to do so. The WH may have directly asked Meek to leave the race.
    It won't matter anyway: Rubio will win.
    Democrats are desperate.

    October 29, 2010 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  4. vic nashville tn

    I won’t blame Bill Clinton even I thought better Kendrick Meek Drop out because I don’t like Rubio
    I saw last poll only 7 points different between Crist and Rubio

    Sharron Elaine Angle request other tea party candidate step side its was not a big news media

    Now Clinton and Meek story is big

    October 29, 2010 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  5. ST

    Listen this black Dems in Florida. Meek will not win, forget about him. Make your mind and don't vote for the Tea Party man. He will roll back the Health Care which you all need most.

    October 29, 2010 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  6. Fair is Fair

    Okay, so someone is lying. Who is it? The white house? Clinton? Meek? Crist? Those are all democrats (including YOU, Crist), so it could be any one of them... or any combination of them.

    October 29, 2010 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  7. A Kickin` Donkey

    Meek should step out and endorse Crist over Rubio.

    As a condition, Crist must caucus with the Democrats and whole heartedly endorse and lend financial and caimpaign support to Meek when the next Senate seat comes up for election. If this is in 2012, Meek will benefit from the large Democratic turn out associated with Obama`s re-election.

    Bottom line is an immediate blow to the GOPTP`ers with Rubio`s loss and the potential for another seat for the Dems later.

    October 29, 2010 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  8. Lynda/Minnesota

    Who said what to whom is Bill Clinton at his best. Apparently Clinton can still push that distraction button, driving the media into a frenzy after all these years. Classic.

    October 29, 2010 10:55 am at 10:55 am |