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Another candidate for Meek seat

Prominent defense attorney Roderick Vereen is adding his name to the list of contenders for the seat to be vacated by U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek of Miami, who is running for the Senate.

Vereen will compete in a crowded Democratic primary against state Sen. Frederica Wilson, state Rep. Yolly Roberson, former state Rep. Phillip Brutus and Haitian-American activist Marleine Bastien.

Hosts for Vereen's kickoff fundraiser tomorrow in Coconut Grove include a number of well-known attorneys: Kendall Coffey, Ben Kuehne, Joe Geller, Brian Tannebaum.