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Early voting begins...with the Electric Slide

Early voting got under way in Florida Monday, and at the International Longshoremen's Association local 1416 in Overtown, that meant dancing to...the Electric Slide.

Yep, Leslie Meek was boogieing to it. So was Lisa Lesperance, a lawyer and Democratic candidate for Florida House District 117.

The South Florida AFL-CIO held a rally with union-endorsed candidates. Union members were then going to brave the impending rain to march to downtown Miami and cast their ballots early.

"When working people vote early, we win," Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Kendrick Meek told the crowd. "We've got beat this billionaire Republican who's running against me," he added, referring to his primary opponent, real-estate mogul Jeff Greene.

Added South Florida AFL-CIO President Fred Frost: "I'm sick and tired of businessmen, especially zillionaire businessmen, trying to reinvent themselves."

He also touted Luis Meurice, a Democrat running for the seat being vacated by Republican U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart.

"We are doing something unprecedented: We are going to elect one of our own," Frost said.