A prominent Florida Democrat is confirming the Politico story that says former President Bill Clinton urged Democrat Kendrick Meek to drop out of the Senate race. Meek has been mired in third place, splitting the Democratic vote with Gov. Charlie Crist as Republican Marco Rubio surged to the lead.
"There was an effort to get Kendrick out of the race, a heart to heart conversation with Kendrick about dropping out of the race,'' said the source, who asked not to be identified. "Clinton is totally loyal but there's no glory in finishing third. As the polls are coming out now with Kendrick in the teens, anyone who is really his friend would tell him he needs to think about how he can make a difference in this race."