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On November 27, 2013, [[U.S. House|Rep.]] [[Kathy Castor]] announced that she would host a fundraiser for Sink.<ref name="tbosink">[http://www.tboblogs.com/index.php/news/story/castor-to-raise-for-sink/#sthash.K8nJYhV4.dpuf ''Tampa Bay Tribune,'' "Castor to raise $$ for Sink," accessed November 27, 2013]</ref> The event took place on December 17, 2013. Contributions ranged from $5,000 to be a chair, $1,000 to be a host or $250 for admission.<ref name="tbosink"/>
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Sink announced on December 19, 2013, an endorsement from Realtors Political Action Committee (RPAC), the political arm of the [[National Association of Realtors]].<ref name="realtors">[http://www.tampabaynewswire.com/2013/12/19/alex-sink-announces-realtor-support-for-u-s-house-election-18288 ''Tampa Bay NewsWire,'' "Alex Sink announces REALTOR® support for U.S. House election," accessed December 23, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/outsidespending/recips.php?cmte=National+Assn+of+Realtors&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets,'' "National Assn of Realtors," accessed December 23, 2013]</ref> In a statement, Pinellas Realtors Organization chair Brandi Gabbard said Alex Sink’s hard work on housing issues during her business career and her tenure as Florida Chief Financial Officer as the primary reasons for their support.<ref name="realtors"/>
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“Alex Sink has been a strong leader for REALTORS® and homeowners, including leading the charge to ensure that affordable, long-term financing is available to prospective homebuyers.  She has a proven record of working with Republicans and Democrats to get results for Florida families,” said Gabbard. "In [[Congress]], I have every confidence Alex Sink will continue to stand up for homeowners and REALTORS® and ensure our voices are heard,” continued Gabbard. “She will protect the mortgage interest deduction and equally important will work to return fairness to the flood insurance market.”<ref name="realtors"/>
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Other endorsements and contributions came from:<ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/david-jolly-wins-gop-republican-primary-florida-race-2014-elections-kathleen-peters-mark-bircher-alex-sink-102180.html#ixzz2qQPK2pAY ''Politico,'' "David Jolly wins GOP primary in Florida," accessed January 14, 2014]</ref><ref name="donorsoct>[http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/alex-sink-fundraising-2014-election-florida-101701.html#ixzz2pd0FmP9M ''Politico,'' "Fla.’s Alex Sink dominating cash race vs. GOP," accessed January 6, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/business-and-union-groups-rally-behind-congressional-candidates-pinellas-county-special-electi ''Sunshine State News,'' "Business, Union Groups Rally Behind Pinellas County Special Election Candidates," accessed February 10, 2014]</ref>
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*[[Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee]]
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*EMILY’s List
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*[[Democratic National Committee|Democratic National Committee Chairwoman]] [[Debbie Wasserman Schultz]]
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*[[United States House of Representatives|House Minority Leader]] [[Nancy Pelosi]]
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*[[U.S. House|House Minority Whip]] [[Steny Hoyer]]
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*Thew Florida Professional Firefighters
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*The International Association of Firefighters Local 747
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EMILY's List endorsed Sink in the special election.  EMILY's List supports women candidates for office that support abortion rights.  Previously, EMILY's List had backed [[Jessica Ehrlich]], who was running in the special election.  However, her name has since been removed from the site and Sink was officially endorsed.<ref>[http://atr.rollcall.com/emilys-list-backs-sink-after-ditching-ehrlich-in-florida-special-election/ ''Roll Call'', "EMILY’s List Backs Sink After Ditching Ehrlich in Florida Special Election", accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
 
EMILY's List endorsed Sink in the special election.  EMILY's List supports women candidates for office that support abortion rights.  Previously, EMILY's List had backed [[Jessica Ehrlich]], who was running in the special election.  However, her name has since been removed from the site and Sink was officially endorsed.<ref>[http://atr.rollcall.com/emilys-list-backs-sink-after-ditching-ehrlich-in-florida-special-election/ ''Roll Call'', "EMILY’s List Backs Sink After Ditching Ehrlich in Florida Special Election", accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
  

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Alex Sink
Alex Sink.jpeg
Candidate for
U.S. House, Florida, District 13
PartyDemocratic
Prior offices
Florida Chief Financial Officer
2007-2011
Education
Bachelor'sWake Forest
Personal
BirthdayJune 5, 1948
Place of birthMount Airy, North Carolina
ProfessionBusinesswoman
Websites
Campaign website
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Adelaide "Alex" Sink (b. June 5, 1948, in Mount Airy, North Carolina) is a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 13th Congressional District of Florida.[1][2]

She was a former Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal for the State of Florida.[3] She was also treasurer of the board of trustees of the Florida State Board of Administration.

She was the 2010 Democratic candidate for Governor of Florida.
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Biography

Sink is a native of Mount Airy, North Carolina. She studied mathematics at Wake Forest and made an extensive career in business before moving into public life.

She was working as the president for operations in Florida for Bank of America when Governor Chiles tapped her for the Commission on Government Accountability; she would also serve on the Commission on Education.

Her background includes roles such as:

  • Former vice-chair, Florida TaxWatch
  • Florida Chapter of the Nature Conservancy
  • Beth El Farm Workers Ministry
  • Chairman of the Board of the United Way of Hillsborough County

Education

  • B.S. in mathematics - Wake Forest

Political career

FL CFO (2007-2011)

Sink was elected Chief Financial Officer for the state of Florida in November 2006, becoming the first Democrat to win a cabinet level post. She was sworn in on January 2, 2007, and served until January 4, 2011, shortly after narrowly losing her bid for Governor of Florida to Rick Scott in the 2010 election.

Elections

2014

See also: Florida's 13th Congressional District special election, 2014

Sink is running in the special election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 13th District.[1][2] Sink ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on January 14, 2014.[4] She will face David Jolly (R), Lucas Overby (L) and Michael Levinson (I) in the special general election on March 11, 2014.

Endorsements

On November 27, 2013, Rep. Kathy Castor announced that she would host a fundraiser for Sink.[5] The event took place on December 17, 2013. Contributions ranged from $5,000 to be a chair, $1,000 to be a host or $250 for admission.[5]

Sink announced on December 19, 2013, an endorsement from Realtors Political Action Committee (RPAC), the political arm of the National Association of Realtors.[6][7] In a statement, Pinellas Realtors Organization chair Brandi Gabbard said Alex Sink’s hard work on housing issues during her business career and her tenure as Florida Chief Financial Officer as the primary reasons for their support.[6]

“Alex Sink has been a strong leader for REALTORS® and homeowners, including leading the charge to ensure that affordable, long-term financing is available to prospective homebuyers. She has a proven record of working with Republicans and Democrats to get results for Florida families,” said Gabbard. "In Congress, I have every confidence Alex Sink will continue to stand up for homeowners and REALTORS® and ensure our voices are heard,” continued Gabbard. “She will protect the mortgage interest deduction and equally important will work to return fairness to the flood insurance market.”[6]

Other endorsements and contributions came from:[8][9][10]

EMILY's List endorsed Sink in the special election. EMILY's List supports women candidates for office that support abortion rights. Previously, EMILY's List had backed Jessica Ehrlich, who was running in the special election. However, her name has since been removed from the site and Sink was officially endorsed.[11]

Polls

General election match-up
Poll David Jolly (R) Alex Sink (D)Lucas Overby (L)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Policy Polling
March 7-9, 2014
45%48%6%2%+/-3.7702
PMI Inc.
February 25-27, 2014
46%44%0%5%+/-6391
St. Pete Polls
February 25, 2014
46%46%6%2%+/-2.81,269
Fabizio, Lee and Associates
February 17-18, 2014
44%42%0%14%+/-4.9400
St. Leo University
February 9-11, 2014
37%46%12%4%+/-5.0400
Braun Research
February 4-9, 2014
35%42%4%19%+/-4.0603
DCCC
January 24, 2014
45%49%0%6%+/-4.3527
McLaughlin & Associates
January 21, 2014
43%38%4%15%+/-4.9400
St. Pete Polls
January 15, 2014
47%43%4%6%+/-2.71,278
St. Pete Polls
November 5, 2013
31%52%0%17%+/-31,079
AVERAGES 41.9% 45% 3.6% 9% +/-4.13 704.9
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

2010

See also: Florida gubernatorial election, 2010 and Gubernatorial elections, 2010

When Sink first won election as Florida's CFO in November of 2006, she was already being named as a possible Senate and gubernatorial contender. With regard to the governor race, Sink initially said she would reassess the political landscape after the first of the year. She at first decided to pursue re-election; however, Charlie Crist's retirement and the subsequent open seat for governor persuaded her to change her plans.

Sink defeated Brian Moore in the August 24 primary, winning with 76.90% of the vote.

Sink was defeated by Republican Rick Scott in the general election on November 2, 2010.[12]

Florida Gubernatorial/Lt. Gubernatorial General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRick Scott/Jennifer Carroll 48.9% 2,619,335
     Democratic Alex Sink/Rod Smith 47.7% 2,557,785
     Independent Peter L. Allen/John E. Zanni 2.3% 123,831
     No Party Affiliation C.C. Reed/Larry Waldo, Sr. 0.4% 18,842
     No Party Affiliation Michael E. Arth/Al Krulick 0.3% 18,644
     No Party Affiliation Daniel Imperato/Karl Behm 0.3% 13,690
     No Party Affiliation Farid Khavari/Darcy C. Richardson 0.1% 7,487
     Write-in Josue Larouse/Valencia St. Louis 0% 121
Total Votes 5,359,735
Election Results Via: Florida Department of State

Campaign donors

2014

Between October 1, 2013, and December 25, 2013, Sink (D) raised approximately $1.1 million, with contributions coming from Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer.[13][14] Sink took criticism after financial disclosures revealed that 83 percent of her donations came from outside Pinellas County and the state of Florida.[15]

Personal

Sink and her late husband, Bill McBride, have one son and one daughter. Bill was an attorney and previously ran unsuccessfully for Florida's Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 2002.[16]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Politico, "Alex Sink announces for Bill Young Florida seat," accessed October 30, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 Tampa Bay Times, "Alex Sink 'very interested' in C.W. Bill Young's House seat," accessed October 23, 2013
  3. Project Vote Smart biography
  4. Associated Press, "Florida - Summary Vote Results," January 14, 2014
  5. 5.0 5.1 Tampa Bay Tribune, "Castor to raise $$ for Sink," accessed November 27, 2013
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Tampa Bay NewsWire, "Alex Sink announces REALTOR® support for U.S. House election," accessed December 23, 2013
  7. Open Secrets, "National Assn of Realtors," accessed December 23, 2013
  8. Politico, "David Jolly wins GOP primary in Florida," accessed January 14, 2014
  9. Politico, "Fla.’s Alex Sink dominating cash race vs. GOP," accessed January 6, 2014
  10. Sunshine State News, "Business, Union Groups Rally Behind Pinellas County Special Election Candidates," accessed February 10, 2014
  11. Roll Call, "EMILY’s List Backs Sink After Ditching Ehrlich in Florida Special Election", accessed October 31, 2013
  12. Florida Division of Elections, "Governor and Lieutenant Governor: General Election", accessed November 8, 2010, November 29, 2010, and December 21, 2010
  13. Politico, "Fla.’s Alex Sink dominating cash race vs. GOP," accessed January 6, 2014
  14. Watchdog.org, "FL’s special election darling sinks to top with out-of-district cash," accessed January 16, 2014
  15. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named outside
  16. Tampa Bay Times, "Bill McBride, 67, former candidate for governor and husband of Alex Sink, dies of heart attack," December 24, 2012