Bill Clinton did press Kendrick Meek to drop of the Florida Senate race, a Clinton spokesperson confirms to the Miami Herald. However, no mention in the Herald report of whether Meek twice agreed to drop out then changed his mind both times, as Politico reported.
It’s the second point that seems key. Clinton pressing Meek to endorse Crist is interesting but not terribly surprising given the poll numbers. But if it’s confirmed that Meek went so far as to agree to the deal before changing his mind, it’s hard to see how Meek can be back out on the hustings tomorrow asking for votes.
Why does this all matter? The polls clearly show Marco Rubio set to win Tuesday, with Crist finishing second and Meek a distant third. Meek’s withdrawal could throw enough votes to Crist for him to overtake Rubio and deny the Republicans a Senate seat.