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Alex Sink will not run for Congress again this year

Democrat Alex Sink, with daughter Lexi Crawford after delivering a concession speech March 11, says she will not run for Congress again in November.

DIRK SHADD | Times

Democrat Alex Sink, with daughter Lexi Crawford after delivering a concession speech March 11, says she will not run for Congress again in November.

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Democrat Alex Sink has decided not to run for Congress again this year, meaning there will not be a rematch of the nationally watched and extraordinarily costly campaign that Sink lost in Pinellas County a little over a month ago by less than 2 percentage points.

“I am so honored and humbled by the outpouring of support our campaign received, but after reflection with my family I have made a personal decision not to run for the 13th Congressional District seat in the 2014 election,” Sink said in a statement. “I want to thank every voter, volunteer and  donor for their support – we can all be proud of the strong campaign we ran. I look forward to finding new, rewarding avenues where I can continue to effectively serve the people of Florida. In the words of Bill, I look forward to continuing to do good. I remain totally convinced that a Democrat can and will win this congressional seat in the fall, and I look forward to helping the Democratic nominee.”

Republican David Jolly narrowly defeated Sink in the March 11 special election that was held following the October death of longtime Republican U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 10:09am]

    

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