April 6th, 2014
09:01 AM ET
5 months ago

The 'Inside Politics' forecast: Recruiting Sink to run again

CNN's John King and other top political reporters empty out their notebooks each Sunday on "Inside Politics" to reveal five things that will be in the headlines in the days, weeks and months ahead.

1. RECRUITING SINK TO RUN AGAIN: Alex Sink is suddenly back in vogue as Democrats look to try again in a Florida House district they lost in a special election last month.

Sink was their candidate then, and a lot of Democrats blamed a subpar campaign on her narrow loss. But Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee leaders remain convinced she is their best candidate in November.

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Filed under: Alex Sink • Chris Christie • Florida • Inside Politics • Susan Collins
Republicans keep House seat in Florida special election
March 11th, 2014
07:53 PM ET
6 months ago

Republicans keep House seat in Florida special election

(CNN) – Republican David Jolly won Tuesday's special election in Florida's 13th Congressional District.

He will fill out the term of his former boss, longtime Republican Rep. Bill Young, who died in October.

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Filed under: Alex Sink • Florida
March 11th, 2014
03:08 PM ET
6 months ago

Jolly: 'This is going to be a 50-50 race'

(CNN) – As political observers keep a close eye on the U.S. House special election in Florida, the Republican nominee hoping to keep the district in GOP hands said people shouldn't draw too much from Tuesday night's results.

"This is a local race. There are local issues in this race, it comes down to local representation," David Jolly told CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash.

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Filed under: 2014 • Alex Sink • Florida
'Bowzer' to campaign for Democrat in Florida
March 4th, 2014
02:24 PM ET
7 months ago

'Bowzer' to campaign for Democrat in Florida

(CNN) – Another blast from the past in the campaign for a tightly contested House special election in Florida.

Now it's Democrat Alex Sink who is hoping for a nostalgia bounce, bringing in Jon "Bowzer" Bauman from Sha-Na-Na fame to campaign with her.

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Filed under: Alex Sink • Florida
More money headed to Florida race
February 25th, 2014
06:45 PM ET
7 months ago

More money headed to Florida race

Washington (CNN) – The Chamber of Commerce, which is vowing to be more aggressive this election year, is planning to buy more ads in next month's contentious special election in Florida, a source familiar with the Chamber's activities told CNN.

In a couple of days, the Chamber will air new ads with a message of checks and balances on behalf of Republican Dave Jolly. Jolly is facing Democrat Alex Sink, Florida's former chief financial officer and the 2010 Democratic gubernatorial nominee, in the March 11th election to fill the remainder of the term of Rep. Bill Young, who died last October.

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Filed under: Alex Sink • Florida • Jeb Bush • U.S. Chamber of Commerce
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.
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Filed under: 2014 • Alex Sink • Florida • Joe Biden
November 6th, 2010
11:08 AM ET
4 years ago

Losing Dem: White House is 'tone deaf'

(CNN) – Days after narrowly losing her bid for Florida governor, Democrat Alex Sink is now directing her fire at the White House.

In an interview with Politico, Sink says the White House is “tone deaf” when it comes to understanding how its actions are being greeted by the majority of Americans.
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Filed under: 2010 • Alex Sink • Florida
November 3rd, 2010
10:39 AM ET
4 years ago

GOP's Scott wins Florida governorship

(CNN) – Republican Rick Scott has won Florida's governorship after Democratic rival Alex Sink conceded the tight race Wednesday morning.

With 89 percent of precincts reporting, Scott led by more than 53,000 votes out of more than 5 million cast, a 49-48 percent margin. Sink, the state's chief financial officer, said she and her advisers saw "no path to victory" in the outstanding count.
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Filed under: 2010 • Alex Sink • Florida • Rick Scott
November 1st, 2010
09:28 AM ET
4 years ago

Florida gov. race deadlocked in final hours

(CNN) – The race for Florida's open Senate seat may appear all but decided, however the Sunshine State's gubernatorial contest is anything but a runaway.

According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday, Florida's chief financial officer, Democrat Alex Sink, holds a razor thin 1-point lead over former health care executive Rick Scott. Among likely voters, Sink has 44 percent of the vote to Scott's 43 percent, with a key 9 percent still undecided. Sink's lead is well within the poll's margin of error.

"In the governor's race, the victor will be whoever wins a majority of the 9 percent of likely voters who remain undecided at this late date," said assistant director of polling, Peter A. Brown.
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Filed under: 2010 • Alex Sink • Florida • Rick Scott
October 28th, 2010
10:07 AM ET
4 years ago

Poll: Sink has advantage, Rubio maintains lead in Florida

(CNN) - Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink has a slight advantage over her opponent, Republican Rick Scott, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll.

Sink, the state's chief financial officer, leads 45 percent to 41 percent over Scott, a former health care executive, while 11 percent of likely voters said they are still undecided in the October survey. Sink's four point advantage is within the poll's sampling error.
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Filed under: 2010 • Alex Sink • Florida • Kendrick Meek • Marco Rubio • Polls • Rick Scott
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