Every so often I’ll get one of those “what ever happened to Kendrick Meek?” queries from someone who followed the 2010 U.S. Senate campaign in Florida, and who wonders why the former Miami Congressman has been so quiet since finishing a distant third in that race. Well … looks like Kendrick’s got a new gig.
Former Florida representative Kendrick Meek has joined Politic365 as the chairman of its editorial board.
Meek, who served Florida’s 17th congressional district for eight years as a Democrat, will join a site that describes itself as “The premier digital destination for politics and policy related to communities of color.” The operation currently lists five editorial staffers.
“It is my goal to make sure that Politic365 is one of the favorites on computer screens throughout the U.S. for news and information,” Meek said in a statement posted on Politic365. He also has grabbed an ownership stake in the venture, according to the Miami Herald.
The Herald reports a bit more on who’s backing the venture:
The site has promotion and publication agreements with all five of the national organizations representing state and local black elected officials – the National Black Caucus of State Legislators, National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women, National Conference of Black Mayors, National Organization of Black County Officials, and the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials.