Dan Gelber running for Senate seat

01/27/09 Mitch E. Perry
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Miami Beach state Sen. Dan Gelber announced this morning that he is running for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in 2010.

Gelber joins Miami area Congressman Kendrick Meek as the only major candidates to announce their participating in the Senate race for the seat being vacated by Mel Martinez.

Before being elected to the Senate for the first time last November, Gelber served as the House Democratic Leader in Tallahassee.

WMNF spoke with Gelber shortly after he made his declaration at his home in Miami Beach. We began by asking him why did he think he has the right stuff to become the next senator from the Sunshine State.

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