Sunday, March 14, 2010

Kendrick Meek's Drive to Qualify for Ballot by Petition Enters Final Stage: Has Collected Petitions from All 67 Counties

U.S. Senate Candidate Kendrick Meek is entering the final stage of his history-making petition drive as his campaign nears the 112,476 signature threshold to qualify for the ballot. While most candidates simply write a check to get on the ballot, he will be the first statewide Florida candidate to qualify for the ballot by petition.

"Our petition drive is all about hard work and not taking the easy route. During these trying times, I am meeting with Floridians in their homes, at our neighborhood community centers and places of business. Everywhere I go, people are rejecting status quo politicians who cater to the powerful and have never rolled up their sleeves and worked a little harder to get things done. This petition effort has taken me throughout this state, and as we work hard to collect petitions from every Florida county, we will continue reaching out to everyday Floridians who have real concerns about their future," said Kendrick Meek, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate.

The Kendrick Meek for Florida Campaign is fast approaching the 112,476 petition threshold to qualify for the ballot. The Meek campaign has collected petitions in each of Florida's 67 counties with field staff stationed across the state.

Meek kicked-off his petition drive in April 2009. He last led a petition drive in 2002, collecting petitions from Florida voters allowing for an amendment to be placed on the ballot lowering class sizes in Florida's overcrowded classrooms. The petition effort was ultimately successful, and in turn Floridians voted to lower class sizes in November 2002.

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