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Sink rocks the Smokehouse



Florida CFO Alex Sink and her husband Bill McBride took the stage at Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa on Sunday during a Get Out the Vote concert fundraiser sponsored by the Hillsborough County Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Allied Democratic Caucus. Sink said not to be fooled by reports that Hillsborough County is turning increasingly red and said the youth vote is critical to winning the White House. After Sink spoke, the crowd chanted for McBride to take the mike. "I'm proud to be here with you and stand with you on the issues that are important to you," he said. His wife, he said, will do the same. "If you will help her, she'll change the course of state government."

About 150 people attended the event that featured three bands at the bar with the slogan "We Smoke Everything." Other speakers included Bill Mitchell, a candidate for the District 9 U.S. House seat now held by Gus Bilirakis and E.J. Ford, who's challenging Ed Homan for his state house seat.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:05am]


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