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Sink, Davis Campaign In Miami



Alex Sink and Jim Davis appeared before more than 100 Miami area Democrats on Monday night, casting themselves as the candidates who can recapture some of the state's top political posts for the party.

"I am the only candidate in race with any financial experience," said Sink, who will take on the Republican primary winner for chief financial officer. "Even when I tell my Republican audiences that they go 'Oh, okay.' They're getting it." Sink said she will have about $2-million in the bank for the general election, but urged supporters to sign up for her e-mail list.

Davis covered a range of issues, railing on Republicans for cutting health coverage for children, obsessing about the FCAT and increasing property taxes to pay for schools. "Are you ready to win? Are you ready to fight?" Davis shouted. "This is going to be a bloody fight and some of this blood is going to be mine. And I can spare some."

Earlier in the day, Davis was in Little Haiti where he announced the collective endorsement of 197 black leaders and pledged to make home ownership more affordable and restore former felons' voting rights.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:12pm]


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