Congressman Kendrick B. Meek is considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat to be vacated by Mel Martinez in 2010. Several names have been announced as possible candidates on both the Republican and Democratic ticket.
All signs point to former Florida Governor, First Son and First Brother Jeb Bush as the eventual representative on the Republican ticket. Several names have been tossed around among the Democrats with Congressman Kendrick Meek making moves showing serious consideration for jumping into the fray.
No doubt, the infamous sit-in by Meek and then Rep. Tony Hill from Jacksonville, that occurred in Jeb’s office while he was governor, will add to the enthusiasm of the race.
A Bush-Meek match-up would be very interesting, as Meek has not faced a serious challenge in any race since winning his Florida Senate seat from the late Bill Turner in 1998.
And don’t think the Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich-Roland Burris situation won’t have some impact on this also. How? Well, Florida would be in the spotlight with the opportunity to increase black representation in the U.S. Senate. Like it or not, it is an issue that will not soon go away. Stay tuned.