Published: Aug 11, 2010 3:30 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 11, 2010 1:19 AM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The Democratic candidates for Senate taking political punches at each other during a debate Tuesday.

Billionaire Jeff Greene, said Rep. Kendrick Meek is just a corrupt Washington politician who contributed to the housing crisis and poor economy.

"This is a culture of corruption and bribery in Washington, I've had it with this Pay for play," said Greene.

Greene also attacked Rep. Meek for allegedly receiving payouts from security company, Wackenhunt.

"He received about $200 thousand in salary and fees from Wackenhunt, meanwhile he was voting on bills cause they were a government supplier," said Greene.

But, Rep. Meek fought back.

"This is an example of why Jeff Greene is a bad man," said Rep. Meek.  "What he has just said is untrue and ridiculous."

But, the candidates don't differ too much on the issues.  They both oppose offshore drilling and favor protecting abortion rights.  They also both support the recent health care overhaul signed by President Obama.

"What we have to do here is get healthcare we have to fight to get healthcare costs reduced," said Greene.

"I have a track record on this issue of fighting against privatization of Social Security I fought hard against the Bush Administration to make sure it does not happen," said Rep. Meek.

The primary election is set for August 24th.  Early voting is already underway.