Miami Herald: Eleven candidates running for Meek’s congressional seat
Dec 2, 2009
The Miami Herald published this article on December 2, 2009
BY BETH REINHARD
WALTER MICHOT U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek’s campaign for the Senate has unleashed a torrent of candidates vying for his Miami-Dade congressional seat. U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek’s campaign for the Senate has unleashed a torrent of candidates vying for his Miami-Dade congressional seat in 2010.
Eleven candidates — 10 of them Democrats — are running in the predominantly black district.
Haitian businessman and civic activist Rudy Moise announced he was running in October, held a press conference Tuesday in Liberty City.
The other Democratic candidates are Leroy Adam, Marleine Bastien, former state Rep. Phillip Brutus, state Rep. James Bush III, Miami Gardens Mayor Shirley Gibson, state Rep. Yolly Roberson, Roderick Vereen, Miami Gardens Councilman André Williams, and state Sen. Frederica Wilson.
The only Republican candidate is Corey Poitier.