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Could Sink vs. McCollum be a snooze?



ORLANDO — After so many tumultuous Florida elections, maybe it's time for a snoozer. Bill McCollum vs. Alex Sink for governor might just provide the anxious and economically ravaged Sunshine State with a giant, calming dose of Ambien.

McCollum, the Republican attorney general, and Sink, the Democratic chief financial officer, turned up for their first political forum Friday evening and sounded pretty much identical.

"We need to take this moment as a state to retool, to rethink where we are," McCollum said, stressing that he thought Florida's economy is starting to turn around.

"It's time to get our state a fresh start to build a new foundation for our state, a foundation that just doesn't rely on visitors and our next housing bubble," Sink said, stressing that she thought Florida's economy is starting to turn around.

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[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 3:58pm]


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