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Meek Brings In $1.2 Million in Second Quarter

Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-Fla.), who is vying to replace retiring Republican Sen. Mel Martinez, raised $1.2 million during the second quarter of 2009, bringing his fundraising total this cycle to just less than $3.1 million.

Meek’s campaign did not have cash-on-hand or second-quarter expenditure figures available as of Tuesday morning. His cycle-to-date fundraising total includes a $300,000 transfer from his House account during the first quarter.

Since getting into the race in January, Meek has been crisscrossing the state and has now set up field offices in four cities as he works to lock down the Democratic nomination. The South Florida Congressman spent the Fourth of July recess campaigning and raising money in North Florida.

North Miami Mayor Kevin Burns (D) is also in the primary hunt and Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Fla.) caused a stir last month when she announced that she was forming an exploratory committee for the race.

In a letter thanking supporters Tuesday morning, Meek said his campaign is working hard early to be in the best position to win come 2010.

“Over 4,000 individuals made a financial contribution to this movement, demonstrating that our support is both wide and deep,— Meek wrote. “No other non-incumbent Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate today is raising the funds necessary to grow the movement that we are building together.—

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