4

Alex Sink Concedes to Rick Scott

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.

In almost any other year Alex Sink probably would have scrubbed the floor with Rick Scott. Instead this morning she issued her concession speech. With a margin currently less than 80,000 votes it appears that Rick Scott, the man who ran a company convicted of defrauding Medicare, is set to take over the reins of the fourth biggest state in the nation.

"While this is one of the closest elections in Florida gubernatorial history, there is not a path to victory for us," Sink the out-going CFO said to supporters.

Sink ran a pretty safe and moderate campaign that highlighted her own fiscal conservancy and core values while occasionally taking the chance to attack Scott's shady business history.

Scott, meanwhile, spent more than $70 million in his own money and brought up divisive issues as far-flung as the "Ground Zero Mosque," Arizona's immigration laws, the President's birth certificate and the idea of repealing recently passed federal health care legislation.

If it's any indication of how he'll run his administration, Florida better buckle up, it's going to be a bumpy ride.

Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.