Alex Sink

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    March 12, 2014

    Alex Sink Loses Special Election, Dealing Blow To Democrats and Obamacare

    Alex Sink just can't seem to win anything. Four years after her narrow loss to now governor Rick Scott, Sink again came up short yesterday in a special election for Florida's 13th congressional district. The contest was closely watched across the country. It was widely billed as a bellwether for th ... More >>

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    October 30, 2013

    Alex Sink Is Just Going to Run for a Congressional Seat

    Aside from Senator Bill Nelson, former CFO Alex Sink is the only Democrat to get elected statewide in Florida in recent memory, which makes her one of the party's highest profile pols. She ran a close race with Rick Scott for governor in 2010, opted out of a rematch, and now she's decided she's just ... More >>

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    September 20, 2013

    Democrat Alex Sink Won't Run for Governor

    Charlie Crist's possible return to the top of Florida's government, this time as a "Democrat," just got a whole lot easier. Alex Sink, the state's former CFO and the Democratic nominee in 2010 who lost to Rick Scott by about one point, has announced that she will not run again in 2014. This is bad ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012

    Poll: Alex Sink Would Do Better Against Rick Scott Than Charlie Crist

    At this point, Democrats could probably put a glitter covered pinecone with goggly eyes on the ballot and still beat Governor Rick Scott in 2014. Of course, it appears that some goggly eyed pinecones would do better than others. A new Mason-Dixon poll shows that Alex Sink has an 8 point lead ov ... More >>

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    December 13, 2010

    Alex Sink Campaign Named Worst of 2010 by MSNBC

    With an election cycle filled with such odd candidates as Alvin Greene, Christine O'Donnell, and Carl Paladino, who did MSNBC chose as the worst candidate of 2010? Florida Democratic Governor nominee Alex Sink. The channel's Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie handed out the award this morning on The Da ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    Alex Sink Blames Obama Administration for Her Loss

    Is Alex Sink chewing on a bushel of sour grapes following her loss to Rick Scott or is she accurately hitting on some of the political and messaging failures of the Obama White House and the Democratic party in general? In an article on Politico this weekend, Sink lays some of the blame for her loss ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010

    Rick Scott is Governor Because South Floridians Are Too Lazy to Vote

    South Florida Cat Forgot to Vote​What the hell did you have going on Tuesday where you couldn't vote? Yes, I'm talking to you, South Florida. Because a stronger turn out in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach which happen to be the most populace counties in the state and all voted super strongly fo ... More >>

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    November 1, 2010

    Alex Sink Leads Rick Scott By One Point on Day Before Election

    Quinnipiac University's latest Florida poll numbers are significant because, well, it's a day before the election. It is also one of the first polls taken after "debate gate." The Governor's race remains super tight with Alex Sink leading Rick Scott by only a single point. It's a completely differen ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010
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    October 26, 2010

    Alex Sink's Debate "Cheat" Is Apparently Really Big News

    ​California and New York are in the midst of colorful gubernatorial elections, but Florida's race hasn't been getting much national attention. That's amazing considering an unfit, self-financed, crooked businessman hell-bent on stirring up divisive issues might become the next governor o ... More >>

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    October 25, 2010

    Five Election Ads That Will Make You Crap Your Pants, Just in Time for Halloween

    This man will skullf*ck your pet poodle, at least according to recent political attack ads​A pair of lidless, unblinking eyes stare out at you from the TV screen. You change the channel, but there it is again. A chill runs up your spine. Instinctively, you look around to make sure your children, g ... More >>

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    October 13, 2010

    New Poll Has Sink up by Five in Gov Race, As Momentum Swings Back to Democrats

    ​A new poll by Public Policy Polling has Alex Sink up by five points over Rick Scott in the Governor's Race, with independents and self-described moderates seemingly lining up behind the Democrat. Still, with just a few weeks left in the campaign, 14 percent remain undecided. 

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    October 6, 2010

    Jimmy Buffett to Headline Fundraiser for Alex Sink

    ​Florida celebs seem to have no problem getting involved with national politics. Gloria Estefan held a found raiser at her house with President Obama. Alonzo Mourning is set to do the same on Monday. Part time resident Pharrell Williams partied with Bill Clinton at LIV for another fundraiser. What ... More >>

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    October 5, 2010

    Hispanics Might Skip Midterm Election, Leading to Tougher Immigration Laws

    ​Despite the fact that immigration issues have become a central theme of the 2010 midterm elections, a new poll finds that many Hispanic voters are disillusioned and might not vote at all. Meanwhile, voters who are in favor of Arizona-style laws are fired up and ready to vote, resulting in a clima ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010

    Almost Half of Floridians Just Plain Don't Like This Rick Scott Fella

    New poll numbers released by Mason-Dixon today continue to be encouraging for Democratic governor nominee Alex Sink. She holds a seven-point lead over Rick Scott. While the pollsters warn that a Sink victory is far from guaranteed, think don't look so good for Scott. Nearly half of likely-voters don ... More >>

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    September 14, 2010

    Will Republican Mayor Tomas Regalado Endorse Democrat Alex Sink for Governor?

    Miami's large, GOP-leaning Cuban-American population is an important vote for Republicans running for statewide election, so it doesn't bode well for gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott that he has picked up few endorsements from the area. Despite the fact that Miami-Dade politics are nonpartisan, ne ... More >>

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    September 9, 2010

    Alex Sink Supports Permanent Extension of Bush Tax Cuts, Putting Her At Odds With Obama

    via MSNBC​Yesterday we noted Alex Sink's tricky new TV ad that put distance between her campaign and President Obama. Today on MSNBC, she explicitly sided with Republicans against Obama on the issue of permanently extending all of the "Bush Tax Cuts." She claims they help small businesses, but the ... More >>

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    September 8, 2010

    Alex Sink Wants You to Know She Is Not Secretly Barack Obama

    Sink and Obama: Has anyone seen them in the same room together? ​Anyone out there confusing Alex Sink, the white lady with the slight Southern twang who's running for governor of Florida, with Barack Obama, the African-American man with a powerful speaking voice who's running the country? Apparent ... More >>

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    September 8, 2010

    CNN Poll: Sink Leads Scott by 7, Rubio and Crist Deadlocked

    ​CNN and Time magazine just released the latest poll in both Florida's Gubernatorial and Senate races. While the poll conducted by Opinion Research shows Democratic Alex Sink with a surprising and comfortable seven point lead over Republican Governor candidate Rick Scott, the poll still ... More >>

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    August 25, 2010

    Mario Diaz-Balart Lies About Alex Sink's Stance on Arizona Immigration Laws

    ​Rick Scott, now the official Republican nominee for Governor, has made Arizona-style immigration laws a main issue in the election. The controversial laws are none-too-popular amongst Hispanic voters (in fact, some are theorizing that Bill McCollum's hard right flip-flop in favor of them may have ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010

    If Republicans Lose Both Governor and Senate Races, Is the Tea Party to Blame?

    via OnePennySheet​Back in early 2009 it seemed that Charlie Crist was a guarantee to win the Senate race as a Republican, and Bill McCollum had the edge in the Governors race. Now the latest Quinnipiac poll shows that GOP candidates are trailing in both the Senate and Governors race. What happened ... More >>

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    August 17, 2010

    Alex Sink to Pick Boring Rod Smith as Running Mate

    ​According to two state papers, Florida gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink is set to announce Rod Smith as her running mate this Thursday at an event in West Palm Beach. Yawn. A former state senator, Smith lost the 2006 Democratic primary for governor to similarly boring Jim Davis. The move seems t ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010

    Governor Poll: McCollum Back on Top in Republican Primary, But Sink Leads in General

    ​With millions of his own dollars at his disposal and an aggressive campaign, political outsider Rick Scott seemed he might take the Republican primary for governor over career politician Bill McCollum. Well, according to a new Mason-Dixon poll, McCollum is back on top, but Democrat Alex Sink now ... More >>

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    July 30, 2010

    President Obama Coming to Fontainebleau Next Month for Fundraiser With Alex Sink

    ​Democrats love partying at the Fontainebleau. Bill Clinton held a fundraiser at the hotel's club LIV earlier this summer, and President Obama, who's no stranger to the megaresort, will return to town August 18. He'll be on hand to raise funds for the Florida Democratic Party a ... More >>

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    July 14, 2010

    Alex Sink Leads Bill McCollum in Poll for First Time in Months; Too Bad She Still Trails Behind Rick Scott

    ​As Rick Scott and Bill McCollum battle for the Republican nomination in the gubernatorial race, is Democrat Alex Sink silently waiting to pounce? New poll numbers suggest she's increasingly viable again as the Republicans duke it out and potential independent spoiler Bud Chiles gains steam. The s ... More >>

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    June 11, 2010

    Alex Sink Recruits BP Critic, Clinton Consultant James Carville For Governor Race

    Alex Sink is pulling out the big guns for her flailing gubernatorial campaign: swampthing James Carville. Sink campaign e-mail​While her campaign has seesawed from bad  to "who's that?" since it kicked off, things have recently taken a turn for the worse. In this month's Quinnipiac poll, she ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010

    Lawton "Bud" Chiles III to Run for Governor as an Independent

    Three way action seems to be all the rage in Florida politics this year, and now the Governor's race is about to get a some-what high profile third wheel. Lawton "Bud" Chiles III, the son of former Democratic Governor and Senator Lawton Chiles says he plans to run for Governor with no party affiliat ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    Lawton Chiles' Son Thinking About Entering Governor's Race

    ​Are you ready for Governor Lawton Chiles 2.0? Alex Sink sure isn't.Naked Politics reports that Lawton Chiles III is considering making a late entrance into the governor's race as a democrat. Alex Sink, the state's CFO, has been running for nearly a year now and was considered a lock to win the de ... More >>

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    March 25, 2010

    RPOF Says Alex Sink is Basically Florida's Fidel Castro

    ​Fidel Castro took some time out of his busy schedule of not dying to pen a piece for a state newspaper that said President Obama and the Democrat's recent passage of health care reform is a "miracle." Well, the Republican Party of Florida took time out of their busy schedule of basically giv ... More >>

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    February 16, 2010

    RPOF, Which Took $628k From Rothstein, Calls Sink Corrupt for Returning $6,000 From Rothstein

    via The Buzz​Well, this tweet from the Republican Party of Florida's Twitter page sure ain't subtle: "Alex Sink is a lousy corrupt Ultra-Liberal Dem., fully-owned by banking industry and trial lawyers."Jeez, RPOF, tell us how you really feel.The tweet linked to a user diary titled "Th ... More >>

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    January 27, 2010

    Governor Race: McCollum Leads Sink by 10 Points

    ​Hot on the heels of his announcement that he'd file a lawsuit if any health care legislation passes in Washington that would force people to buy insurance, Attorney General Bill McCollum finds himself with a 10 point lead in the Governor's race.According to a new poll from Quinnipiac, R ... More >>

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    January 25, 2010

    GOP's Devestating Ad: Democrat Alex Sink is a Democrat

    These "Web Ads" that both state parties occasionally put up are almost all uniformly horrible, but this new GOP attack ad on Alex Sink seems to be, well, pretty flimsy and stupid. The attack? The Democratic candidate for Governor has, whadaya know, donated to other Democrats before! Washi ... More >>

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    December 18, 2009

    Do Democrats Finally Have a Florida CFO Candidate?

    ​Considering the chief financial officer job is the only statewide position up for re-election in 2010 that the Democrats currently hold, they should be eager to keep it. But with CFO Alex Sink running for governor, no big-name Dem has stepped forward to run. In fact, the only one who has reg ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    Whoa: Rubio and Crist Now Tied in Primary, Sink Inching Closer to McCollum in Governor Polls

    Whoa, boy. Marco Rubio was once written off as a long shot in his race against Gov. Charlie Crist for the Republican nomination for Senate, but Rasmussen says the two are now neck-and-neck.They're tied at 43 percent -- in that poll anyway. Also according to Rasmussen, Democrat Alex Sink is ... More >>

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    November 3, 2009

    Random Kennedy Clan Member Reportedly Eyeing Governor Race

    via Best Buddies​A Kennedy cousin is apparently mulling the idea of entering the family business by making a bid for Florida's Governor's mansion and challenging Florida CFO Alex Sink in the Democratic primary, according to Naked Politics. Anthony Shriver -- son of VP candidate Sergeant Shriv ... More >>

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    July 30, 2009

    President Alex Sink?

    One day, when we are all living under the Sink administration --no, no, not just in Florida, but in the entire nation-- we can look back at this Washington Post blog post as the first public utterance of a possible Alex Sink presidential run. Chris Cillizza isn't saying Sink will be P ... More >>

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    July 6, 2009

    Anti-Alex Sink Ad Fails to Mention McCollum's Similar Indiscretions

    A new anti-Alex Sink political group -- cleverly named Don't Bank on Sink -- has hired the worst Robin Leach impersonator for a new YouTube ad that hits the state's CFO and Democratic candidate for governor for her questionable private plane use. The only thing funny about the ad: It fails to ... More >>

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    June 30, 2009

    Hey, Here's Another Poll: McCollum Still Leading

    Ron Sachs Communication commissioned Mason-Dixon to do another one of those polls y'all love. Nothing all that exciting, so let's deal it out down and dirty: Gov: Bill McCollum is still leading Alex Sink 41%-35%. At this point, the advantage might be owed to the fact that McCollum, thanks to his ... More >>

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    June 26, 2009

    EMILY's List Endorses Alex Sink

     EMILY's list is an organization who's soul purpose is to get progressive, pro-choice female candidates elected. Alex Sink is a progressive, pro-choice female candidate seeking Florida's Governors chair. So surprise, surprise, EMILY's list has endorsed Alex Sink! EMILY's list (an acronym for ' ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009

    McCollum Has Eight-Point Advantage Over Sink; Crist Still on Top

    Last time we checked in on the polling digits, Quinnipiac claimed Democratic CFO Alex Sink had a four-point lead over Republican AG Bill McCollum, but the latest poll from Rasmussen shows quite a different race. Its numbers show McCollum leading Sink 42-34 percent, with 18 percent still un ... More >>

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    June 9, 2009

    Hot Poll Action: Sink Leads McCollum

    Quinnipiac released a new poll! You know what that means? It's time for us to pluck out interesting bits and pieces. Until now, every poll we've seen on the Florida governor's race gives Republican Bill McCollum the advantage, but according to Q Democrat, Alex Sink has 38 percent and McCollum 34. ... More >>

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    June 5, 2009

    Alex Sink Wants to Give You Balls for Her Birthday

    Happy Birthday to CFO and gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink. She is 61 years young today. What kind of birthday present do you get a politician? Why a campaign donation of course, but Alex's party has gift bags. Anyone who donated $20.10 (get it?) by he end of the weekend gets this colorful Alex Sin ... More >>

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    June 5, 2009

    GOP's Twitter Attacks Alex Sink's Working Mom Credentials

    The News Service of Florida's article about Alex Sink's appearance at the Jefferson-Jackson dinner this weekend on Miami Beach contains some praise from an unlike source: former Republican Party of Florida chairmen David Johnson.   "The farming background could help in North Florida and th ... More >>

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    May 20, 2009

    Crist Cruising Competition, McCollum Favored Over Sink

    via azwaldo's flickrPolls are very, very meaningful and exciting. The picture of the 2010 races aren't even in perfect focus yet, but that doesn't mean it's too early for a poll. Mason-Dixon unleashed their first poll post-Crist-for-Senate announcement, and things don't look too good ... More >>

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    May 13, 2009

    Alex Sink Announces Governor Bid

    Well, that didn't take long at all. Just over 24 hours after Charlie Crist announced he will not seek re-election, and instead concentrate on his Senate bid, Florida's CFO Alex Sink has officially announced her intentions to run for Governor. Sink, one of only two democrats to hold state-wide e ... More >>

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    March 25, 2009

    This Week in 2010 Speculation: Sink for Gov, Crist Still Mum on Senate

    It seemed like a foregone conclusion just a few months back that Gov. Charlie Crist would run for a relatively easy re-election. Then in November, the Republicans in Washington got their asses handed to them, and whenever Minnesota decides to get its shit together, the Democrats in the Senate will h ... More >>

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    January 21, 2009

    Crist Is as Popular as Obama, No One Knows Any of These Senate Wannabes

    Charlie Crist is still enjoying a quite enviable approval rating, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll, with 65 percent of Floridians approving of his job performance. That's about the percentage President Obama is getting in nationwide polls. Meanwhile, of all the names being thrown ... More >>

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    January 13, 2009

    Senate 2010: Kendrick Gets in Quick, Sink Still Has to Think

    Miami boy Kendrick Meek became the first official announced candidate for the 2010 Senate race, sure to be one of the most dramatic in the nation. As expected, he announced it this morning, and used much of the same "This is about Florida" rhetoric we commented about earlier. He's not taking things ... More >>

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    November 26, 2008

    Sink To Announce 2010 Plans Soon

    A group of devoted fans have already started a Draft Alex Sink website, but they were hoping Florida's CFO would run for Governor. Turns out she may have her eye on Washington instead. The Hill is reporting that Sink will make an announcement very soon as to the future of her political career, but t ... More >>

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