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Sink boots press from fundraiser

...A downtown Tallahassee fundraiser for Sink on Wednesday drew a large crowd of Democrats and some Republicans. The hosts, though not all in attendance, included notable Republicans Jim Smith, a former Secretary of State; Leon County Commissioner Brian Desloge; and Paul Mitchell, a top aide to former CFO Tom Gallagher.

Sink has made transparency a hallmark of her office, but she personally declined to allow reporters to cover the fundraiser, calling it a private event — a decision that surprised even her husband.

"Are you serious?" said Bill McBride, the Democratic nominee for governor in 2002 who routinely held fundraisers open to reporters while running...

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[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 6:00pm]


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