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Huge news: Former state Chief Financial Officer and 2010 Democratic gubernatorial nominee Alex Sink will run in the special election to replace the late Rep. Bill Young. Sink specifically cited the recent federal government shutdown forced by Republicans as an impetus for her decision, though undoubtedly the prospect of an open seat narrowly carried by Barack Obama was very enticing on its own.

Sink brings some big advantages to the race, in particular her name recognition and her fundraising network. She also carried the 13th District twice before, both in her bid for governor (when she edged Rick Scott here 49-47 despite losing statewide), and in her successful campaign for CFO in 2006 (when she beat her Republican opponent 54-46). And a snap poll showed her defeating potential GOP candidate Rick Baker, a former St. Petersburg Mayor, 51 to 34.

But Sink also brings some negatives. For one, she lives two districts away and now says she's house hunting in the 13th, which would allow Republicans to drag out the carpetbagger label. (Whether it sticks is another question.) For another, even though she came within a hair of stopping Scott in 2010, she ran a tumultuous campaign and burned through a scary number of senior staffers, firing campaign managers and finance directors.

Still, there's no doubt that Sink's entry will have a major impact on the special, which is still unscheduled. (Officials are reportedly looking to consolidate it with local elections on March 11 of next year.) With a short runup to the election, Sink's high name ID is especially important, and she might even dissuade some Republicans from running; so far, only ex-state Rep. Larry Crow is running.

There's also the matter of the Democratic primary. Attorney Jessica Ehrlich, who gave Young his closest fight in ages last year and was the only Democrat to announce for a rematch, is still very much in the race and has even picked up at least one new endorsement from a labor group. But that same poll gave Sink a dominant 63-20 lead over Ehrlich for the Dem nomination, so as painful as the thought may be, she might want to consider parlaying a graceful exit into establishment support for a bid for lower office. (Even Ehrlich seemed to acknowledge this possibility, saying before Sink's announcement: "Right now I am running for Congress.")

Other Democrats are likely to clear the field for Sink, but there's also one more thing to consider here: Whoever wins the special election will have to run again next November as well. That gives folks on the losing side a second crack at the winner, so a new batch of names might emerge next year after the special is resolved.

Originally posted to Daily Kos Elections on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 08:57 AM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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  •  Sink's biggest liability (4+ / 0-)
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    jj32, MRA NY, Josiah Bartlett, Stude Dude

    is that she was President of NationsBank Florida.  While there she oversaw several mergers, and several layoffs as a result.

    A background as a bank President is not the best resume for a Florida politician.

    She is smart, talented, and an otherwise good candidate.

    •  Sorry, fladem, but must disagree. She is smart. (7+ / 0-)

      But Alex Sink is the worst campaigner I've ever seen. Supported her in the gubernatorial race against Rick Scott. Her team never got out of the starting gate and her public speaking? There is no emotion there.

      If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. John F. Kennedy ( inaugural address, January 20, 1961)

      by Outraged Mom on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 10:08:10 AM PDT

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      •  Agreed on the 'speaking' part (3+ / 0-)

        she's not terribly compelling, but she still came real close to beating Rick Scott. She would have, too, if the state Dems would have really gone to bat for her. They were largely MIA for a number of key races here in '10, I have always thought that was one big reason that she lost.

        And now she's a seasoned "veteran", so here's hoping she's had some public speaking coaching. It's not for everyone and not everyone is good at it--but if you're gonna be a pol, that's why you hire pros, to teach you, cuz you better be good enough.

        The whole "was a bank president" thing doesn't resonate with me because she's no longer doing it. IIRC, she got out voluntarily. She did a good job in her role as treasurer. And near as I can tell, she's no Blue Dog.

        This is good news, period, IMO. We need all the decent candidates we can get down here....

        This all started with "what the Republicans did to language".

        by lunachickie on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 10:22:20 AM PDT

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      •  "undoubtedly the prospect of an open seat narrowly (1+ / 0-)
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        carried by Barack Obama was very enticing on its own
         Undoubtedly.

        Everything I read argues against Sink.  Not my state, but if commentary is accurate, I wouldn't vote for her.   Honestly, is this the best dems can drag out to run?  What happened to the better part of "more and better"?

        “The road to success is always under construction” --Lily Tomlin

        by CarolinNJ on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 10:25:01 AM PDT

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        •  It's Florida (2+ / 0-)
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          Our bench is weak.

          On 2012, the Dem candidate from my Tampa area district was a twenty-something Walgreen's employee.

           Once we get more, we can talk about better.

        •  Gerrymandering has decimated our bench (1+ / 0-)
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          Our number of quality candidates for statewide and congressional races is hampered by he fact that we don't have much of a bench in the state legislature.  The bulk of our state house and senate members are from overwhelmingly liberal democratic districts who would not win swingy districts like FL-13.  Fortunately Sink is a known commodity.  She was elected Florida CFO straight out of the business community.  She's a good fit for the 13th district.  

          Intelligence agencies keep things secret because they often violate the rule of law or of good behavior. -Julian Assange-

          by ChadmanFL on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 01:29:51 PM PDT

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        •  so if you can have Sink or nothing (2+ / 0-)
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          you choose nothing?

          Funny how you complain about better when we don't even have more.

          Der Weg ist das Ziel

          by duhban on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 03:46:41 PM PDT

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    •  I don't agree (2+ / 0-)
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      Rick Scott was the CEO of a Health Insurance company (or a company that merged hospitals, I don't remember). That's not a great profile either-that means layoffs and/or denying care of patients that feel they need it. Between the two profiles, Scott had the worse one and he still won.

      His background is not why he won (it was his money more than anything else) but my point is no one cares about background, if that rate taught us anything

      •  Money and... (1+ / 0-)
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        timing.

        He never wins if it isn't 2010 and the teabag upswell at it's peak.  Peddling bs about getting to work and shrinking government.  Now that people have seen the damage they have done I expect he doesn't get near the level of independent support come round 2.

    •  No she's not a good candidate (0+ / 0-)

      I gave her money in the governor campaign and I voted for her, but seriously, she's one of the worst politicians and campaigners I've ever seen.  She's an awful candidate and the Dems will be lucky to take this seat if she's our candidate.

      But really, the Florida Democratic party is so feckless, we'll be lucky to hold seats we currently hold, let alone make any pickups.

  •  I'm glad we're getting good candidates for (9+ / 0-)

    competitive congressional seats.  It's a good sign.  If McAuliffe and the VA Democrats are able to finish the job as the polls suggest next tuesday, that will be a very big boost for Democrats in purple and red states.  We'll get more quality candidates to run.

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    by khyber900 on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 09:50:03 AM PDT

  •  Hope she makes it (1+ / 0-)
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    Sounds like a good candidate.

  •  2014 is shaping up to be a huge year for FL (17+ / 0-)

    Crist as Governor, Sink for FL -13 and Gwen Graham for FL - 02   We have a chance to create a wave of change in Florida. Yes, I know that it is not as progressive a change as many might like, but this would be a great reversal of direction for Florida.

    "Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright" Curt Siodmak

    by Wisdumb on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 09:56:43 AM PDT

    •  FL Attorney General needs to be a high priority (21+ / 0-)

      Pan Bondi is one of the absolute worst AG's in the country.  Recently she re-scheduled an execution to attend a fundraising event.  She's also done everything possible to hamper health care reform in Florida.  

      Intelligence agencies keep things secret because they often violate the rule of law or of good behavior. -Julian Assange-

      by ChadmanFL on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 10:01:56 AM PDT

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      •  Could not agree more. n/t (3+ / 0-)
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        "Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright" Curt Siodmak

        by Wisdumb on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 10:03:21 AM PDT

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      •  Never going to happen unless there is a (0+ / 0-)

        groundswell of support for a Democratic governor in north Florida.

        If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. John F. Kennedy ( inaugural address, January 20, 1961)

        by Outraged Mom on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 10:03:43 AM PDT

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        •  ??? (6+ / 0-)

          Most of the state population is in Central, West Central, and South Florida. Fifty or a hundred years ago North Florida was dominant, but that is not the case today. Charlie Crist is expected to announce Monday that he's running for governor, and even with all his "baggage" he looks likely to kick Rick Scott's butt.

          The real problem is that we need a credible candidate for Attorney General. There is a Democratic candidate, but I believe he is someone who just resigned from a Washington agency and his name recognition is zip (I don't remember his name, for instance).

          "All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out." --I.F. Stone

          by Alice in Florida on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 10:21:31 AM PDT

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      •  Did Attorney General Pan Bondi (0+ / 0-)

        expedite or delay that execution? Just curious.

        “The meaning of life is to find it.”

        by ArcticStones on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 10:05:50 AM PDT

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      •  George Sheldon is already running for AG & (5+ / 0-)

        attacking Bondi. See FL Sunday papers the last 2 weeks

        "You are what you write, not what you look like."

        by PHScott on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 10:07:13 AM PDT

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        •  Awesome! (7+ / 0-)
          Sheldon, 66, said he'll make Bondi's opposition of the Affordable Care Act and concerns raised about her fundraising top issues in his campaign.
          Bondi is an idiot. A dangerous, useful idiot to the GOP machine down here. She's got to go, yesterday.

          Thanks for the link!

          This all started with "what the Republicans did to language".

          by lunachickie on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 10:25:30 AM PDT

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          •  Is she really an idiot or just another political (3+ / 0-)
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            scumbag?  She strikes me as at least street smart, in that feral way too many candidates are.  And never underestimate the power of physical attraction.

            Wonder if there's a portrait hidden somewhere in her home?

            “The road to success is always under construction” --Lily Tomlin

            by CarolinNJ on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 10:47:39 AM PDT

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            •  Nah (0+ / 0-)

              I don't think "street smart" would push an execution back for a freakin' fund raiser. Unless she lets others "handle" everything for her.

              In which case, she really is an idiot. And--truly, the two things aren't mutually exclusive, anyway She's a political scumbag who happens to be an idiot. Those are the worst kind, IMO.

              This all started with "what the Republicans did to language".

              by lunachickie on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 11:37:31 AM PDT

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              •  I don't know, she seems to know how much she can (1+ / 0-)
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                get away with.  A lot.  How many FLers are even upset with her predations?  She's shit on whistlers blowers, homeowners, and who else?  She doesn't seem to have the smallest respect for the law.

                That fundraiser she re-scheduled an execution for:

                Bondi's campaign reported that she raised almost $140,000 at the fundraiser.[18]
                 from wiki

                “The road to success is always under construction” --Lily Tomlin

                by CarolinNJ on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 11:57:13 AM PDT

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                •  A lot of people here (1+ / 0-)
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                  are not real happy with her. Granted, it's been awhile since I had much direct involvement of the "money" part of a fundraiser, but 140k doesn't sound like a big night to me.

                  And willya look at this? Bondi's even making waves in the Cuccinelli race in Virginia!

                  .... Here are a few things you might want to know about Bondi.

                  *Trump contribution to Pam Bondi's re-election draws more scrutiny to her fundraising: "Bondi apologized last month after she persuaded Gov. Rick Scott to delay an execution so she could host a fundraiser at her South Tampa home that ended up raising $140,000. Now comes criticism of a $25,000 contribution made by one of Donald Trump's foundations to a political committee associated with Bondi. The donation came three days after an Attorney General's office spokeswoman said Bondi was reviewing allegations in a lawsuit filed by the New York attorney general against get-rich-quick seminars associated with Trump."

                  *She says "I believe that the federal healthcare mandate is unconstitutional, and I absolutely support the current lawsuit to stop the mandate." (Note that the Supreme Court said the individual mandate - originally a conservative idea, by the way - was CONSTITUTIONAL.)

                  *Sarah Palin endorses Pam Bondi for attorney general ("'I'm so very proud to be endorsed by such a strong Christian woman who loves her family and her country and is a true role model,' Bondi said."

                  Oh, goody! Maybe Caribou Barbie will spew so much stench on Bondi she'll become completely untouchable...

                  This all started with "what the Republicans did to language".

                  by lunachickie on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 12:41:56 PM PDT

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            •  She seems like an airhead (0+ / 0-)

              Just Google some pictures of her and you'll see what her main 'qualifications' are.

              Intelligence agencies keep things secret because they often violate the rule of law or of good behavior. -Julian Assange-

              by ChadmanFL on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 01:36:15 PM PDT

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              •  My point exactly: never underestimate the power (2+ / 0-)
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                of attraction.  But, you know, someone who has that has to know how to get the most out of it and Bondi does.  I worked with a woman who was stunning, and who had an idea of that by the way other people, especially male other people, reacted to her, but she made only  the slightest and smallest personal use of it.  For all her head turning looks, she didn't really believe in herself that way and couldn't, therefore, leverage her looks.

                Attractive women who know how to use their looks, whatever you may think of the use, are not dumb.  Speaking of which, Ken Cuccinelli is a studly looker and he's made very good use of his Steve Stunning mug--altho looking a bit shopworn and weary these days.  Ain't just women who work the looks.

                “The road to success is always under construction” --Lily Tomlin

                by CarolinNJ on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 01:53:22 PM PDT

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  •  Wikipedia Article: (4+ / 0-)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/...

    Fiscally conservative, focused on "efficiency" and getting rid of "waste", experienced as a banker, wants to boost partnerships between Universities and Private Business.

    It doesn't take a rocket scientist to guess whose policies she'll be pushing.

    So.... a Democratic President who pushes through pro-1% / anti-worker "Free" Trade Deals is complaining about Republicans wanting to hurt the poor. Do Go On.

    by Johnathan Ivan on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 09:58:19 AM PDT

    •  Her 2010 campaign was atrocious (3+ / 0-)
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      Her TV ads were more or less "I'm not an Obama Democrat, I'm an independent thinker... blah blah."  Unfortunately she's probably the best candidate we can run in FL-13.  She's of the "New Dem" variety, which fits the district.  I'll hold my nose and support her.

      Intelligence agencies keep things secret because they often violate the rule of law or of good behavior. -Julian Assange-

      by ChadmanFL on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 10:05:22 AM PDT

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      •  Therein lies the problem: (3+ / 0-)
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        Unfortunately she's probably the best candidate we can run in FL-13.  
        That's the Lesser-of-two-Evils approach.  The problem is that when Corporate Dems get in power they help to advance the overall control of the Democratic Party - and keep out true progressives or liberals.  

        The more power they get, the more they use it to make the Dem party more corporate.  It's a cycle.  They actively help to prevent liberals / progressives from having any real power in the power or getting elected.

        And this is why the Democratic Party was captured by the 1%.

        The party cannot change until its composition changes.  And that can't happen until the Lesser of Two Evils meme dies.

        So.... a Democratic President who pushes through pro-1% / anti-worker "Free" Trade Deals is complaining about Republicans wanting to hurt the poor. Do Go On.

        by Johnathan Ivan on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 10:26:49 AM PDT

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    •  Also, Sink can be a little daft -- (0+ / 0-)

      like the time as CFO she got going on paperclips, all the paperclips laying around offices and not being used. But she is a good person in spite of her time as a "banker" and her typical FL "conservative Dem" background.

      "You are what you write, not what you look like."

      by PHScott on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 10:11:30 AM PDT

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    •  Another camouflage campaigner: run as a dem, vote (2+ / 0-)
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      swansong50, Johnathan Ivan

      as a republican.  We have to stop taking candidates at their words.  Talk is pitifully cheap.

      “The road to success is always under construction” --Lily Tomlin

      by CarolinNJ on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 10:29:59 AM PDT

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      •  You said it: (1+ / 0-)
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        Talk is pitifully cheap.
        The 99% get Excuses They Can Starve On, the 1% get Results They Can Bank On.

        So.... a Democratic President who pushes through pro-1% / anti-worker "Free" Trade Deals is complaining about Republicans wanting to hurt the poor. Do Go On.

        by Johnathan Ivan on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 12:06:26 PM PDT

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        •  Georgia Logothetis wrote a fascinating article (1+ / 0-)
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          about campaign finance and particularly its effect on candidates.  Right here on DKos.  I already had an idea, but her description of how unhesitating and forceful the big money contributors are telling politicians what they want was revealing:  big money regards pols as servants and gets into their faces to tell them exactly what big money wants, no excuses, no backtalk.  Big money is also fairly non-denominational and spreads its largess around to cover ALL the bases.

          “The road to success is always under construction” --Lily Tomlin

          by CarolinNJ on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 12:22:32 PM PDT

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  •  Outside of North Florida and the Panhandle (0+ / 0-)

    Carpetbagger shouldn't matter one iota.

  •  I like her but I am skeptical. (1+ / 0-)
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    She predicted the economic meltdown and doesn't get enough credit for that.  But I can't go for someone who doesn't live in the district, and while she's not in Coakley territory, she has demonstrated a certain lack of the specific skills needed to be a candidate and run a campaign.

    You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010

    by Rich in PA on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 10:23:06 AM PDT

    •  Coakley? (0+ / 0-)

      “The road to success is always under construction” --Lily Tomlin

      by CarolinNJ on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 10:31:06 AM PDT

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    •  I disagree. (0+ / 0-)

      You should live somewhat near your district (I believe she lives within 40 miles of this district), but as often as district maps get redrawn, I don't think living in it should be a requirement. As long as you have a decent knowledge of what the people of that district want you should be okay to run in it.

      It's great to hear that Alex is running for this district btw. She came really close to winning the governor's race in 2010, despite the GOP backlash that year. I'm confident the Dems will win this seat if Sink campaigns hard for it.

      Wendy Davis for TX Governor, 2014!

      by GleninCA on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 10:32:01 AM PDT

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  •  Hopefully Democrats can primary her. (2+ / 0-)
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    Because she is a loser.  The Republicans will beat her like a drum and she'll tell the world what her GPA was in Mathematics at Wake Forrest - like anybody cares.

    Had she run any kind of campaign at all in 2010 Rick Scott would not be Governor.  

    •  Everything I read supports your last sentence. (0+ / 0-)

      Just as had Codey run for governor in 2005 instead of moneybags Corzine, you wouldn't have heard much about Christie because Codey, IMO, would have beaten back that challenge--had Christie even made the run.  (I wonder if Christie made that run because his ears to the ground already knew Corzine was vulnerable.)

      “The road to success is always under construction” --Lily Tomlin

      by CarolinNJ on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 10:55:01 AM PDT

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    •  No Democrat will primary her. (0+ / 0-)

      And she will win. Your skepticism is unwarranted.

  •  my husband, fiscal conservative, voted for her (7+ / 0-)

    both for governor and for CFO. We are in Young's district. I can see him voting for her again, especially over Rick Baker. She will make more sense fiscally to him. And he respects the job she did as CFO. I on the other hand will vote for any democratic candidate. But that he will cross over for her might be important.

  •  I like her (2+ / 0-)
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    I voted for Ms. Sink when she ran for governor when I lived in Florida. She will make an excellent replacement for that old republican jerk ( i've decided I'm not going to call republicans assholes anymore) that was in there.

  •  The most interesting thing about Sink (8+ / 0-)

       is that she is the great-granddaughter of one of the two most famous Asian-Americans of the nineteenth century. Her great-grandfather was Chang Bunker (of North Carolina, not Florida) who immigrated to America along with his brother Eng from Thailand. Both brothers had to come here at the same time because they were conjoined twins. They were the original "Siamese twins" and made their living in the U.S. and around the world on tours as entertainers showing off their unique attributes.

          The brothers settled in NC and married sisters (who were not twins).  Sink was named after her great-grandmother Adeleide, but uses the nickname Alex. Although she is only 1/8 ethnic Chinese it is enough to account for her vaguely Asian looks. Not that any of this is important but it is kind of interesting to know...

    Diehard Swingnut, disgruntled Democrat, age 55, CA-30

    by Zack from the SFV on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 11:05:37 AM PDT

  •  Yay another carpet-bagging, big-business, blue dog (2+ / 0-)
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    pretending to be a liberal breath of fresh air.  'Scuse me if I don't get all frothy about an ex-banker moving into my district to support me.  Someone who couldn't beat Rick-the-actual-criminal-Scott.  Someone who only a month ago sent out a press release saying the best way for her to help Floridians was to not run for public office at all but to chair her venture capital foundation.  

    I already have a good Dem candidate in Jessica Ehrlich.  Ehrlich has been running for this seat for two years.  She gave Bill Young a run for his money last time around.  She actually lives in the district.  I think it's an absolute disgrace the way the Fla Dems are tossing her aside because something shiny.  This is why Dems in FL have a hard time finding people to run.  Why stick your neck out if the party is constantly shopping you around?

  •  What if a Young family member runs? (0+ / 0-)

    His wife, son or brother? Does she beat them?

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    by Jacoby Jonze on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 11:38:48 AM PDT

  •  Her banking background (2+ / 0-)
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    helps her with moderate Republican business types who loathe the Tea Party crackpots.   And there are a lot of them.  Hell, she appeals to me as a moderate.

  •  In Florida Carpetbagger is a Dirty Word (0+ / 0-)

    I believe it shaves 50% of her support off the bat.

    She'll have to be invited to the district. Unless she plans a Hillary Clinton (NY Senate) style introduction to the district , she'll be perceived as an opportunist. People really liked Hillary and she was very welcomed.
    That's a big hill to climb.

    If name recognition is all the Democrats have in Florida , this spells DISASTER for the governor's race. Rick Scott will be re-elected if the Democratic Machine doesn't wake up.

    Unless they're complicit.

    Keep It Real Folks

  •  good to hear (0+ / 0-)

    both in that she isn't going to jump into the Governor race and because it gives us a really good pickup oppurtunity.

    Der Weg ist das Ziel

    by duhban on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 03:53:37 PM PDT

  •  She will do fine with her campaign for FL-13 (0+ / 0-)

    I know she is well liked and the polls will show it.  I voted for her for CFO and Gov,  I live in the district south of 13 that used to be 13 but now 16.  She has had plenty of media exposure on local TV since she ran for Gov.  I have seen many good interviews that she has done on PBS.  Her husband died last year and she was in the process of down sizing her home.  Her move to Clearwater was expected.  I remember her talking about that a while ago because she was not sure what she wanted to do after her husband's death.

    Erhlich was not able to pull off a win last year against Bill Young who was not up to campaigning.  His campaign showed how tired and cranky he had become.  Her campaign was not as good as it should of been.  

    It is important to keep in mind that Sink will take one more seat from the Republicans in the House. She is a much stronger candidate then Erhlich.  She will work hard for her district and Florida.  

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