MIAMI, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Rep. Kendrick Meek, D-Fla., said Friday he is endorsing Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., for the Democratic nomination for president.
Meek, who will spend the rest of the week in South Carolina for that state's primary Tuesday, adds a major Florida name to the list of black leaders supporting Kerry.
The primary and caucus list for Tuesday includes South Carolina, Missouri, Arizona, Oklahoma, North Dakota, Delaware and New Mexico.
Meek, a Miami Democrat, said Kerry's record as a decorated Vietnam veteran could help him against President Bush in the general election, The Miami Herald reported.
"He's a far better candidate than he was three months ago," Meek said.