Meek wins big, faces new battle

Pat McMahon Contributor
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Rep. Kendrick Meek’s next battle in his quest for Florida’s Senate seat is keeping big-name Democrats in his camp and away from Gov. Charlie Crist’s independent bid.

Meek (D-Fla.) won the Democratic nomination by more than 20 points Tuesday, easily holding off self-funded billionaire Jeff Greene.

But Crist’s campaign has been courting Democratic donors in the state with some success since the governor left the Republican Party and embarked on an independent Senate campaign.

And Meek will need that money in November.

Full story: Meek wins big, faces new battle – The Hill’s Ballot Box