Kendrick Meek and Jeff Green will debate 3 more times before August 24 primary

We advised the Meek team awhile ago that it would only be beneficial for him to engage in as many debates as possible with Greene, to A) increase his exposure, which still is astonishingly low considering how long he's been on the campaign trail, and B) it will only sharpen his game if he wins on August 24 when he will debate Marco Rubio and Charlie Crist.

The Meek team is talking trash about Greene today as well, specifically about the fact that the billionaire hasn't released anything detailed about his finances.  From a statement just released by Meek:

Former California Republican candidate for Congress Jeff Greene bet against the middle class and their livelihoods, and became a billionaire when the housing market collapsed. Now, his ill-gotten gains are buying misleading television commercials and mailers stuffed with nothing but buzz words and empty platitudes. It is long overdue for Jeff Greene to have a serious conversation on public policy. Kendrick looks forward to these debates," said Adam Sharon, communications director for Kendrick Meek.

The Kendrick Meek campaign has announced that the Miami Democrat will debate three more times with his U.S. Senate challenger Jeff Greene before the August 24 primary.

Previously the two had agreed to debate in Orlando on August 10.  Added to that forum will be a debate on Sunday, August 1st in St. Petersburg moderated by Bay News 9's Al Ruechel, and a debate in Miami on Sunday, August 15 with WPLG's Michael Putney.

The only mano-a-mano debate the two have had so far was seen only by Florida political junkies on their laptops.  That was an encounter inside the offices of the Palm Beach Post last month that could only be viewed via the series of tubes known as the Internet.

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