Kendrick Meek is U.S. Representative from Florida. Meek is running for the U.S. Senate.
Kendrick Meek: In his own words
Tonight, Floridians sent a clear message - they want a Real Democrat representing them in the U.S. Senate. I am the only candidate who supports a woman's right to choose and equal pay for equal work, has fought against privatizing Social Security, and will repeal the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 1% of Americans and cut taxes for the middle class. Floridians need leaders who are willing to stand up for middle-class families - tireless fighters who know what it means to tackle big issues.
They deserve leaders who will fight tooth-and-nail to preserve Social Security and will stand with President Obama to rebuild Florida's middle class. Most of all, Floridians want leaders who will fight for them all the time, not just when it helps their own political career or advances an extreme philosophy. The naysayers said we couldn't beat a billionaire, and tonight with your help, we proved them wrong. We have the momentum in this race, and over the next 70 days, we'll make sure that every Floridian knows that there is just one candidate who will fight for everyday Florida families. In 10 weeks, Floridians will prove the naysayers wrong once more and send a Real Democrat to Washington, D.C.
Speaking to supporters in Hollywood after winning Democratic nomination, Aug. 24