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Did Sink scrub a reference to Obama from her campaign site?

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It looks like Republican Rick Scott's attempts to link Democrat Alex Sink to President Barack Obama may hit close to home. First Sink ducked a joint appearance with Obama at a Miami fundraiser last month. And now Scott supporters point to Sink's environment agenda page on her campaign website, which no longer includes a reference to the increasingly unpopular president.

A Google search with a cached page (third one down) shows Sink once pledged to "work with President Obama's administration" to help restore the Everglades. Now it reads,"Alex will provide the strong leadership that's needed to expedite federal approval of restoration projects."

Sink's campaign absolutely rejects the notion the site was "scrubbed." The first version referencing Obama was a draft that didn't get final approval, a spokeswoman said.

[Last modified: Thursday, October 7, 2010 6:28pm]

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