September 9th, 2010
09:56 AM ET

Clinton-Meek political friendship spans nearly 2 decades

Ed Hornick

(CNN) - It's been a long time since U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek and former President Clinton met at the Suwanee Swifty store in Tallahassee, Florida.

Clinton, during his 1992 presidential bid, needed to make a stop for deodorant after landing at the airport. Meek, then a state trooper, was assigned to Clinton's detail and accompanied the Arkansas governor.

It's a visit both would remember for a long time - and something that would solidify a friendship lasting nearly two decades.

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