In the frenzied homestretch before the Aug. 24 primary, U.S. Senate candidate Kendrick Meek made a brief detour into tiny Holmes County to have lunch with a single Democratic party leader.
The meal was worth it, Meek said, and not just for the fried chicken wings.
"I gave him 10 yard signs and he said he knew exactly where to put them,'' the Miami congressman told about 50 voters in Port Richey during a recent statewide bus tour. "You can't buy a nomination in the state of Florida.''
Or can you?
His Democratic competitor, Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene, is dwarfing Meek's modest advertising budget with a television and mail blitz. A similarly lopsided dynamic is playing out in the Republican gubernatorial primary, in which Naples corporate executive Rick Scott is overpowering Attorney General Bill McCollum on the air.
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