Meek for Senate gathers signatures in St Pete on Sunday listen05/15/09 SeÃ¡n Kinane
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This week Governor Charlie Crist entered the race for the United States Senate seat being vacated next year by Mel Martinez. If Crist wins the Republican primary over foes including former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio, he will face the Democrat left standing after their primary. Dan Gelber, a state Senator from Miami Beach and U.S. Representative Kendrick Meek are among the leading contenders. Since last month, Meek has traveled the state gathering the 112,000 signatures he needs to qualify for the ballot.
Meek will be in St. Petersburg on Sunday gathering signatures in order to qualify for the ballot by petition. The event will begin at noon in South Straub Park, also called Soreno Park, located at Bayshore Drive NE and 2nd Avenue NE.