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Times' editorial board recommends Alex Sink for governor



 sink4web.jpgFrom Sunday's recommendation by the St. Petersburg Times' editorial board:

 This is a pivotal moment for Floridians. The collapsed housing market and high unemployment have shaken our confidence, and the state remains burdened with nagging concerns such as the outdated tax system and a broken property insurance market. Yet there is reason to be optimistic that Florida can create a brighter future with innovative approaches to transportation, renewable energy, health care and public education. In our judgment, Alex Sink is by far the best prepared to meet familiar challenges and seize new opportunities as the next governor.

The voter frustration fueled by the economic collapse is understandable, and so is the temptation to try a new face offering a catchy slogan and wild promises. But Republican Rick Scott is untested, unprepared and unfit to be governor. His leadership of a private hospital company that paid record fines for Medicare fraud reflects unethical behavior and a disdain for the law that Floridians should not tolerate in the state's highest public office.

To read the full recommendation, click here. 


[Last modified: Friday, October 15, 2010 4:35pm]


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