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August 18, 2010

Obama "Fully Embraces" Meeks, Boosts Rubio

I say "boosts Rubio" because were the weaker (white) Democrat to win the primary, black voters would move massively to Charlie Crist, who apparently is somewhat popular with them.

Ergo, it's in Rubio's strong interest that Meek should win the nomination, and Obama came through for him.

The White House on Wednesday stressed that President Obama has fully embraced Florida Senate candidate Kendrick Meek, and when the president got off Air Force One in Miami, he gave Meek a hug.

Obama is headlining a fundraising event for the Florida Democratic Party, an event that also features Meek as a speaker.

It will be the first time Obama has appeared jointly with Meek this cycle, in which the congressman faces a tough August 24th primary against self-funded billionaire Jeff Greene.

Still a tough race for Rubio, but it helps to have Obama pulling for him like this.

Via DrewM's twitter feed.


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