Vice President Joe Biden is in Miami Monday where he'll meet with community leaders at the Little Haiti Cultural Center and talk with officials about the earthquake recovery effort underway in Haiti.

One notable absentee from the event: Florida Senate candidate Kendrick Meek (D), whose House district includes the Little Haiti neighborhood.

When the massive quake struck the Caribbean nation in January, Meek rushed into the disaster zone to pitch in. He got significant press coverage as a result but since then his profile has ebbed as the state's GOP Senate primary retook the spotlight. 

The Meek campaign said instead of meeting with Biden the congressman is "taking care of personal business."