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Alex Sink stops at Brandon barbecue for election day lunch



Alex Sink had an Election Day lunch with her father, Kester Sink, her husband, Bill McBride, and sister Dottie Sykes at First Choice BBQ in Brandon. Sink and McBride, who consider themselves barbecue aficionados, have been bringing their children here for 19 years and swear that owner Roger's Storr's chopped pork sandwiches are the best they have had anywhere. The family and campaign staff waited in the long lunch line and used it for one more campaign pitch, handing out stickers and introducing Sink. 

Kester, Sink's 87-year-old father, sidled up to a table of middle-aged men eating lunch, some Democrats and some Republicans. While none wanted to give their names because they didn't want to anger their Republican friends, they told him they have been longtime Sink supporters.

A light rain later forced Sink to postpone her plans to wave signs after lunch.



[Last modified: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 5:37pm]


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