meekDemocrat Kendrick Meek is strongly denying a Wall Street Journal report that he'll quit Florida's closely watched Senate race and throw his support to independent Charlie Crist.
"All I can say is please," Meek told Miami CBS affiliate WFOR-TV on Saturday. "One columnist writes an article and folks start giving credence to what he says. The next job that I know I'm going to have is being the next United States senator from the state of Florida."
On Friday, WSJ columnist Stephen Moore wrote that GOP leaders in Florida were "fretting that a deal might be in the works" to get Meek out of the race in order to boost Crist's chances against Republican Marco Rubio. A Mason-Dixon poll released Friday found Rubio with a 15 point lead in the race, with 42 percent support among likely voters compared to Crist's 27 percent. Meek came in at a distant third, with just 21 percent support.Read More »from Meek says he won’t quit Florida’s Senate race