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Debate-cheating flap continues to nag at Alex Sink as new video surfaces



A debate-cheating flap continued to nag at Democrat Alex Sink on Wednesday even as new video surfaced showing she might not have known a campaign staffer broke the rules until it was too late.

At issue: a note shown to Sink on a makeup artist's smart phone during a commercial break Monday. The CNN/St. Petersburg Times debate rules specified candidates would receive "no notes" from staff.

The new video clip, posted Wednesday by CNN, indicated Sink was handed the phone before she was told the message was about her debate against Rick Scott, her Republican opponent for governor. Also, the new video doesn't completely verify some statements made by CNN debate moderator John King. (story here)

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 9:46pm]


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