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Sink Raises Democrat Hopes



It's been four years since someone with a "D" behind the name filled a Florida Cabinet seat. Since then, Democrats suffered another White House defeat - largely on Florida soil. Since then, Democrats watched the GOP redraw political districts to protect the party's 2-to-1 lead in the state House.

And several prominent local Democrats defected. Dark days, indeed. But lo, the star Asellus Borealis ("Northern Donkey") shines bright and word of a possible political savior is spreading across the land. Democrat Alex Sink is running for chief financial officer, or CFO. If she wins this Cabinet seat, she'll run a state department that's respectable in size but still smaller than the behemoth Bank of America she ran in Florida. Full story is here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:11pm]


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