Here is Rep. Kendrick Meek's victory speech after winning last night's Florida Democratic Senate primary. The pro-equality Meek, who boasts a 100 HRC Rating, was outspent five to one by a billionaire rival but cruised to an easy victory. Meek will face Marco Rubio (R) and Gov. Charlie Crist (I) in November.
Meek becomes Florida's first Black Senate nominee and follows in the footsteps of his mother, longtime former Rep. Carrie Meek, seen at left. Ms. Meek was the first African American female elected to the Florida State Senate. After elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1992, she became the first Black lawmaker elected to represent Florida in Congress since Reconstruction.