In Message to Supporters, Organizing for America Ignores Kendrick Meek
Jeremy Bird, the deputy director of Organizing for America, which is closely connected to President Barack Obama, sent out an e-mail to supporters on Monday, urging voters to back Democratic candidates in the Sunshine State.
“Please be sure to show up and vote for Alex Sink for governor,” wrote Bird. “We need to show strong support in the primary so that this November we have the momentum to send gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink as well as CFO candidate Loranne Ausley and agriculture and consumer services commissioner candidate Scott Maddox to represent us in Tallahassee.”
Bird did not mention either of the two truly completive Democratic statewide races on Tuesday. While it’s no surprise that the Obama team did not back either Dan Gelber or Dave Aronberg in the battle for the Democratic attorney general nomination, Bird did not mention U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, who was endorsed by Obama in the contest for the Democratic U.S. Senate primary. Looks like the Obama team is hedging its bets just in case Jeff Greene pulls off the upset on Tuesday.
UPDATE: “The President, the DNC and OFA have made clear their support for Kendrick Meek on numerous occasions,” wrote Joanne Peters with the DNC and OFA. “Just last week, the President was with Kendrick Meek in Florida and Chairman Kaine has repeatedly stated in interviews that the DNC supports Meek. This is just one of several get out the vote emails OFA will send in Florida. Each email will look different and too much shouldn’t be read into this one email.”