Bill Clinton to rally for Kendrick Meek in Florida

Candidate U.S. Senate Kendrick Meek addresses attendees during a town-hall style meeting at the Ritz Carlton in Sarasota, FL. on Thursday, June 17, 2010 at the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors/Florida Press Association annual conference. BRIAN BLANCO/Special to the Daily News

Candidate U.S. Senate Kendrick Meek addresses attendees during a town-hall style meeting at the Ritz Carlton in Sarasota, FL. on Thursday, June 17, 2010 at the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors/Florida Press Association annual conference. BRIAN BLANCO/Special to the Daily News

In this Feb. 24, 2010 file photo, former President Bill Clinton speaks at the University of California at Berkeley, in Berkeley, Calif. Clinton warned of a slippery slope from angry anti-government rhetoric to violence like the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, saying 'the words we use really do matter.'

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In this Feb. 24, 2010 file photo, former President Bill Clinton speaks at the University of California at Berkeley, in Berkeley, Calif. Clinton warned of a slippery slope from angry anti-government rhetoric to violence like the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, saying "the words we use really do matter."

— Former President Bill Clinton will campaign in South Florida for Democratic Senate candidate Kendrick Meek.

Clinton is scheduled to appear at rallies with the congressman in Delray Beach, Davie and Miami on Aug. 16.

Meek was considered the favorite to win the Democratic nomination, but is now trailing billionaire Jeff Greene, who announced his candidacy on the last day to qualify for the ballot.

Greene has spent more than $6 million of his money on the campaign.

In a recent Quinnipiac University poll, Greene led Meek 33 to 23 percent.

Meek began a 10-door bus tour to energize his campaign earlier this week.

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