Biden to campaign for House candidate in tight Florida race
February 5th, 2014
11:28 AM ET
8 months ago

Biden to campaign for House candidate in tight Florida race

(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden will campaign for the Democratic nominee in a heated House special election in Florida that's widely considered a bellwether race for the 2014 midterms.

Biden will appear at a fundraising event for Democrat Alex Sink, Florida's former chief financial officer, next week, according to an invitation obtained by CNN.

The reception will be held Wednesday at the home of Judy and Michael Adler, two major Democratic donors, in Coral Gables, Florida. Coral Gables is not located in the 13th Congressional District, where Sink is running.

Tickets range from $1,000 to $5,000.

Sink is campaigning against Republican nominee David Jolly, who's seen a bevy of outside Republican groups spend money on his behalf.

The winner will fill the remainder of the late Republican Rep. Bill Young's term, who died in October. Young, who was first elected to Congress in 1970, was the longest serving Republican in the House.

The 13th district covers most of Pinellas County and parts of St. Petersburg. While Young captured 58% of the vote in his 2012 re-election, President Barack Obama narrowly carried the district. Obama also won it 2008, grabbing 51% support.


Filed under: 2014 • Alex Sink • Florida • Joe Biden
soundoff (37 Responses)
  1. Rick McDaniel

    It is impossible to imagine Biden, the buffoon, helping anyone in a Congressional race. Seriously.

    February 5, 2014 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Rick McDaniel

    It is impossible to imagine Biden, the buffoon, helping anyone in a Congressional race. Seriously.
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    What's even harder to imagine is how on earth is Palin actually able to help? How'd she do that?

    February 5, 2014 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  3. TONE

    @Rick McDaniel

    It is impossible to imagine Biden, the buffoon, helping anyone in a Congressional race. Seriously.

    Biden is more credible than all the gop in the senate, and house put together. All of them are lined up on their on their knees right now in front of the koch brothers figuring out how to screw the American people over.

    February 5, 2014 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  4. Dean

    In a state full of crooked politicians, Sink stands out...as being the most crooked. Thanks, Joe, for camaigning for Sink. She doesn't need to be elected.

    February 5, 2014 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  5. just asking

    Tampa Tim - I was merely pointing out that there is income disparity.
    -–

    there has always, always been income disparity. care to point out a time in the history of man when there was not income disparity? what is your remedy for that? say people can only make x amount a year and then the government will confiscate the rest and give it to somebody else who did absolutely nothing to earn it? please do tell us all what your solutions are. or are they too far left to disclose?

    February 5, 2014 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  6. bill

    tell them about the obamacare report that just came out-OBAMACARE IS A DISINSENTIVE TO WORK". wow, 2.5 million jobs will be lost-and all y ou nuts who like obamacare enjoy the spin on this on-"people may quit working but they will have insurance" which means in obama's mind people work so they can have insurance???? what a leader.

    February 5, 2014 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  7. just saying

    Dean
    In a state full of crooked politicians, Sink stands out...as being the most crooked.
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    so you are saying it should be stink and not sink? hahahaha.... i'm on a roll today!!

    February 5, 2014 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  8. Steve, New York City

    Alex Sink, eh? I heard that Alex's brother Kitchen is campaigning in another district. Ol' Joe better hurry up and help.

    February 5, 2014 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  9. Silence DoGood

    @bill
    tell them about the obamacare report that just came out-OBAMACARE IS A DISINSENTIVE TO WORK". wow, 2.5 million jobs will be lost-and all y ou nuts who like obamacare enjoy the spin on this on-"people may quit working but they will have insurance" which means in obama's mind people work so they can have insurance???? what a leader.
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    That report clearly said jobs will not be lost. People may leave them early but others could fill them maybe helping with the jobless rate. There you have it folks. Conservatives read a news report, change or lie about a key fact or two and they 'got themsef a conspircy'. Vote for the smart folks who learned cool stuff like science in school – vote liberal.

    February 5, 2014 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  10. Malory Archer

    Dean

    In a state full of crooked politicians, Sink stands out...as being the most crooked.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Yeah, 'cause heaven knows she's MUCH more crooked than the lobbyist she's running against, our Medicaid thief governor and his dog thief state attorney, the latter two who have recently gotten into the game of stealing private land without providing justification for their attempted theft.

    February 5, 2014 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  11. Malory Archer

    Rudy NYC

    Rick McDaniel

    It is impossible to imagine Biden, the buffoon, helping anyone in a Congressional race. Seriously.
    -----––
    What's even harder to imagine is how on earth is Palin actually able to help? How'd she do that?

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    She helped the Dems quite well just by showing up and fronting for the rethug candidate. Frankly, I hope she follows suit this year and 2016 as well.

    February 5, 2014 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  12. 9corona

    NOt sure if having a rep from an administration who say's "they don't need congress" is gonna help her cause. But what do I know, I live in Clearwater and vote.

    February 5, 2014 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
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