The Senate campaign of Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-Fla.) sent out a fundraising appeal via e-mail Friday from one powerful Democratic surrogate: former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonMueller’s probe doesn't end with a bang, but with a whimper Mark Mellman: History’s judgment Congress should massively ramp up funding for the NIH MORE

In the e-mail, Clinton appeals to donors to help Meek meet his $100,000 fundraising goal for the quarter, which ends June 30.

From the e-mail:

"Kendrick has spent the last two decades faithfully serving the people of Florida, staying true to his core beliefs and giving everything he has to improving the lives of others. Now he's running against multiple opponents for the U.S. Senate.

"I know a little something about three-candidate races. I believe that Kendrick Meek is the best candidate, and that he's got a real shot at winning, but only if he gets our help now."

Meek, who is in a competitive Democratic primary against self-funder Jeff Greene, is in need of a boost. In a hypothetical three-way race with Independent Charlie Crist and Republican Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioRyan pledges 'entitlement reform' in 2018 Richard Gere welcomes lawmakers' words of support for Tibet Dem lawmaker gives McConnell's tax reform op-ed a failing grade MORE, Meek is polling third. And some state and national Democrats have started warming to Crist's independent bid.

Meek supported Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGrassley blasts Democrats over unwillingness to probe Clinton GOP lawmakers cite new allegations of political bias in FBI Top intel Dem: Trump Jr. refused to answer questions about Trump Tower discussions with father MORE's presidential campaign.