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Alex Sink on Fla Gov run: At this moment, it's off the table



AP: Checks in with former Democratic gubernatorial nominee Alex Sink about the loss of husband Bill McBride and her thoughts on another campaign against Rick Scott:

"Without a husband, without the person that I relied on the most to shore me up and give me good advice. That's changed. That's changed everything," Sink said. "Right this minute, if you're asking me, it's off the table. I'm not prepared to say, 'No I'm not,' but I'm much further away from a run today than I was three months ago."

There are other factors, too, that make running again not so enticing. She's tired of raising money: challenging an incumbent with millions of dollars is difficult no matter what popularity polls say about voters' current antipathy toward Scott. And unlike 2010 when she had no primary opposition, she won't have as easy a path to the nomination with the possibility of former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist, who recently switched parties, and others also seeking the Democratic nomination.

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[Last modified: Monday, February 18, 2013 10:57am]


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