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Can Alex Sink focus voters on Tallahassee?



Florida Democrats say this could be their best chance to win the governor's race since their last victory 16 years ago.

Sink_142946a Their candidate, Alex Sink, has a long business resume to show off in a year when voters have consistently stripped career politicians of their offices. A united Democratic Party appears to be rowing in the same direction for her, while the Republican nominee, Rick Scott, has nursed wounds inflicted by $25 million in TV ads from his primary opponent.

Yet, Sink is no shoo-in. She's the underdog, a string of recent polls show.

"This is our best chance in years. And if we are not successful this year, certainly some type of change will be necessary," Broward County Democratic chairman Mitch Ceasar said.

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[Last modified: Thursday, October 7, 2010 5:32pm]


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