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  • Jolly tells Cavuto why all eyes are on Florida’s CD 13 race: Obamacare battle, ground zero

    03/11/2014 11:49:24 AM PDT · by Old Sarge · 42 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 11 MAR 2014 | Me
    The March 11 special election to see who takes Florida’s 13th Congressional district has become ground zero on a single issue — Obamacare — and may give a preview of what the 2014 midterm elections in November. David Jolly, the political newcomer who is taking on Democrat Alex Sink, appeared on “Your World” Monday and discussed the race withFox News host Neil Cavuto. He reminded Cavuto that President Obama took the district in 2012, so it all comes down to the president’s signature piece of legislation.
  • Our prediction for CD 13 race [Florida Special Election today!]

    03/11/2014 6:24:25 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 35 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 03/10/2014 | Adam Smith
    As of Sunday, more than 122,000 votes had been cast in the special election for Congressional District 13 in Pinellas County. The Republican advantage in votes cast to date has grown to more 4,623 votes. Presumably, a lot of ballots come in today and tomorrow. We had been arguing that the Republican lead in mail-in votes cast was below where Republican nominee David Jolly needed it to be, but there's no question after the past five days he heads into election day with the momentum and with some wind at his back (Just as Obama had in 2012 when early...
  • Whether the Republican establishment likes it or not Obamacare will be the issue in November

    04/13/2014 10:47:56 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/13/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    When David Jolly beat Alex Sink in a recent special election for a Florida congressional seat, the knee jerk reaction from the GOPe’s pet pollsters was to immediately warn the Republican rank and file that Jolly didn’t win because of Obamacare. “Who are you going to believe, us or your lying eyes?” came to mind. Phonies like Karl Rove pontificated about how winning elections requires more than simply getting on the right side of issues voters care about and hammering that message home. Hey, who knew there was more to winning elections than supporting the things voters want and opposing...
  • Listening to Karl Rove is like drinking raw eggs

    03/17/2014 9:13:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 24 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/17/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Listening to what Karl Rove has to say about elective politics–or most everything else–is about as inviting as swallowing a few raw eggs. He is so consistently wrong that only the consistently wrong GOPe can stand to listen to him. Half-truths and ignoring reality comprise his inexcusable M.O. Almost before the last bit of confetti fluttered to the floor at David Jolly’s victory party last Tuesday night, Rove was leading the GOP establishment’s charge to “caution against thinking he won because of Obamacare.” Despite Democrat Alex Sink’s support of the mess Barack Obama made of our once great healthcare delivery...
  • Didn't Sink (D) win Florida's 13th when running for Gov.? Didn't Obama win this district, too?

    03/12/2014 3:16:11 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 12 replies
    3/12/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Hmmm. Nah, there are no national implications here...This was no referendum on ObamaCare, the left's explosion of the size of gov't, etc. Dems and MSM on television talking to voters: "These are not the droids you are looking for. Move along, move along."
  • National GOP turns on Florida candidate

    03/10/2014 3:41:37 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 41 replies
    Politico ^ | March 7, 2014 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    Their frustration had been mounting for weeks. But by late January national Republicans had had it with David Jolly, their candidate in Tuesday’s nationally watched Florida congressional special election. The candidate had just told the state’s top political reporter that he disagreed with an ad the party was airing against his Democratic opponent — a spot paid for with the nearly $500,000 the GOP had already spent on Jolly’s behalf. “Are you f—-ing kidding me?” a senior National Republican Congressional Committee official told a Jolly staffer over the phone, according to two sources familiar with the conversation. Would the Jolly...
  • Dems, GOP test fall strategy in Florida house race

    03/09/2014 11:09:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 9, 2014 12:29 PM EDT | Michael J. Mishak
    Voters in this stretch of beach towns and retirement communities provide the first 2014 campaign test of whether Democrats can counter GOP attacks on the president’s health care overhaul by accusing Republicans of threatening popular benefit programs for the elderly.Democrat Alex Sink and her allies in the spirited race to replace the late Rep. Bill Young in the U.S. House have spent millions of dollars on TV ads ahead of Tuesday’s special election painting Republican David Jolly as an extremist who wants to privatize Social Security and gut Medicare. Jolly has responded with a TV spot featuring his elderly mother...
  • Democrat Sink: We need immigrants to clean our hotel rooms!

    02/27/2014 7:06:11 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    Alan B. West ^ | 2/27/14 | Alan West
    We’ve got a little Congressional special election going on over on the west coast of Florida to fill the seat left by the passing of Florida Statesman Bill Young, Chairman of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. Republican David Jolly is running against Liberal Democrat Alex Sink. And the liberal media hypocrisy in covering politics is in full flower. Sink makes frankly bigoted comments on the subject of immigration reform, but of course the media doesn’t call her out on it. During a heated debate against Republican candidate David Jolly on Tuesday, Sink said “We have a lot of employers over...
  • Florida Democrat: Without Immigration Reform, Where Will We Get Our Landscapers and Maids?

    02/25/2014 2:05:17 PM PST · by lowbridge · 55 replies ^ | february 25, 2014
    Florida Democratic congressional candidate Alex Sink said immigration reform was important at a Tuesday debate because, without it, it would be difficult for employers to find people to clean hotel rooms and do landscaping. “Immigration reform is important in our country,” she said. “We have a lot of employers over on the beaches that rely upon workers and especially in this high-growth environment, where are you going to get people to work to clean our hotel rooms or do our landscaping? We don’t need to put those employers in a position of hiring undocumented and illegal workers.”
  • Florida Democrat: Without immigration reform, where will we get our landscapers and maids?

    02/25/2014 3:43:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 25, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Via the Free Beacon, a rare example of a politician articulating the subtext of the evergreen “jobs Americans won’t do” euphemism. She’s not the only prominent Democrat to do that lately. A couple of weeks ago, amnesty shill extraordinaire Luis Gutierrez told C-SPAN that America needs immigrants (i.e. illegal immigrants) because, without them, “who would be working in the fields?” Who, he wondered, would be doing the “dirty backbreaking filthy work of working in agriculture” that endless millions of unemployed Americans allegedly consider beneath them? And it’s not just Democrats: On Twitter, Benjy Sarlin points out that Haley Barbour is...
  • New Poll: Alex Sink Leads David Jolly For District 13 (Florida Congressional Race)

    02/14/2014 8:44:48 AM PST · by alloysteel · 8 replies
    WUSF Media ^ | February 12, 2014 | Steve Newborn
    A new poll shows Democrat Alex Sink has a good-sized lead over Republican David Jolly in the race to replace Bill Young in Congress. The poll shows Sink with a seven-percentage-point lead over Jolly. The poll was commissioned by WUSF Public Media, Bay News 9 and the Tampa Bay Times and surveyed 603 registered voters in Congressional District 13 - all who say they're likely to vote in the March 11 election. Forty-two percent of those surveyed are planning or leaning toward voting for Sink, with Jolly picking up 35 percent. Libertarian Lucas Overby is way back of the pack,...
  • Alex Sink Officially Runs for Congress

    10/31/2013 10:15:18 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    970WFLA ^ | 10/30/13
    Former chief financial officer, banker and gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink has been the subject of buzz as a potential candidate for the 13th Congressional District seat that became vacant when longtime U.S. Representative Bill Young died earlier this month. Now, she's made it official. Sink's campaign has issued a news release that points to a new website, She's quoted as saying she finds "a deep frustration" with what she calls the "dysfunctional and reckless politics" in Washington. Her release says she's running to "change the way Washington does business." Sink is one of Florida's few high-profile Democratic politicians. Potential...
  • Report: Florida Governor Charlie Crist paid to hide gay affairs

    06/08/2012 6:58:43 PM PDT · by Brandonmark · 32 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | June 8, 2012 | Larry Clifton
    Tallahassee - Rumors that former Florida governor Charlie Crist is gay have been around for years, but new allegations have surfaced that he had affairs with two men and paid them to leave the state to avoid embarrassment. The allegations are made in Discovery documents related to Jim Greer's case involving alleged illegal use of Republican Party funds, according to a 10 News WTSP report. Damon Chase, attorney for Greer, who is set to go to trial on July 30 for allegedly paying himself to raise money for the Republican Party of Florida, says Crist is homosexual and once tried...
  • Sink sunk by modern day cheat sheet?

    11/09/2010 5:01:38 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 9, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    Alex Sink, the former Democrat candidate for governor in Florida, is now blaming the White House for her election loss to Rick Scott. Although she makes some good points, ultimately Sink might have been the one who sunk her own campaign. It was getting caught with a cheat sheet during a debate with Scott that might have been instrumental in her loss. More specifically it was the modern version of the cheat sheet in the form of getting debate tips via her cell phone although this was forbidden by the debate rules. Using cheat sheets is an old tradition with...
  • Hanging Chads and other Democrat post election stunts

    11/07/2010 8:34:56 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 10 replies ^ | NOVEMBER 7TH, 2010 | Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
    As Rick Scott’s bid to win the governor’s race hung in the balance, once again Floridians were forced to wait on results from the recalcitrant Palm Beach County’s voting system. ”I don’t want to hear the word chad!” an angry Scott supporter told other up-all-night volunteers at the morning after coffee bar at the Ft. Lauderdale hotel marina. Men at one round table resorted to bandying about percentages needed to avoid a mandated recount. A Scott staffer seated at another table with her young daughter just gave a weary stare when asked, “When will we know?” Her very slight gesture...
  • Scott Holds Onto 1% Lead Over Sink (Florida Governor's Race)

    11/03/2010 7:30:54 AM PDT · by Roger_Wildcat · 18 replies ^ | November 3, 2010 | N/A
    TAMPA, Fla. -- The bitter race between candidates to replace Charlie Crist as governor remained too close to call early Wednesday. The closely watched contest matched Republican businessman Rick Scott against Democrat Alex Sink, Florida's chief financial officer. With 99 percent of the expected vote counted -- all but 40 precincts -- Scott lead by 52,924 votes. At 6:45 a.m., Scott had 48.94 percent, while Sink had 47.65 percent. An automatic machine recount is triggered if the final margin is within one-half of 1 percent. Among the votes yet to be counted are absentee and provisional ballots, of which thousands...

    10/31/2010 6:04:02 PM PDT · by FactReal · 9 replies
    Factreal ^ | 10/31/2010 | FactReal
    ALEX SINK IS INDEED AN OBAMA LEFTY (This is an axcerpt. Full article here.) In 2008, the media and pundits told us that Obama was a moderate. But Obama has taken this nation sharply to the left. His leftist policies led to record-breaking unemployment, foreclosures, deficits and debts. Now, these so-called experts tell us that Alex Sink is a moderate, but records who she is as radical as Obama. TO WATCH, click here or click the image below: * Alex Sink Lied to us about Obama * Alex Sink is an Obama Rubber Stamp * Alex Sink Loves High...
  • Why Alex Sink, another whining cheating liberal Democrat will lose Tuesday

    10/31/2010 8:21:55 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 9 replies ^ | October 31, 2010 | Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
    “You are an Obama liberal,” Rick Scott told his opponent Alex Sink in their last debate this week on CNN after she bragged about getting all of the endorsements of Florida’s 16 daily newspapers. Scott questioned why they would not endorse her as the liberal figurehead of the progressives’ push to put some sunshine in their dark agenda. With the recent “Up By 6%” poll numbers of likely voters just released by Rasmussen, Rick Scott is buoyed, but his whining opponent Alex Sink continues to exhibit the typical liberal attitude of not accepting responsibility for her own failures. Sink’s response...

    10/28/2010 8:47:06 PM PDT · by FactReal · 6 replies
    FactReal ^ | 10/28/2010 | FactReal
    FINANCING RADICAL LEFTISTS ARE BEHIND THE PROPONENTS OF AMENDMENTS 4, 5, 6...public records here: - Radical leftist George Soros, unions, and trial lawyers financing proponents of Amendments 5 and 6 - Big Democrat donor financing proponents of Amendment 4 AMENDMENT 4 (Source) FLORIDA TAXWATCH RECOMMENDS VOTING NO ON AMENDMENT 4ANALYSIS: Amendment 4 would undoubtedly require additional elections. The state’s Financial Impact Estimating Conference (FIEC), which is required by law to develop an economic impact statement on amendments brought to the ballot by citizen initiative, says that how many elections would result is unknown but elections are expensive. [...] Amendment...

    10/28/2010 8:10:32 PM PDT · by FactReal · 2 replies
    FactReal ^ | 10/28/2010 | FactReal
    ALEX SINK IS INDEED AN OBAMA LEFTY (source) In 2008, the media and pundits told us that Obama was a moderate. But Obama has taken this nation sharply to the left. His leftist policies led to record-breaking unemployment, foreclosures, deficits and debts. Now, these so-called experts tell us that Alex Sink is a moderate, but records who she is as radical as Obama. TO WATCH, click here or click the image below: * Alex Sink Lied to us about Obama * Alex Sink is an Obama Rubber Stamp * Alex Sink Loves High Taxes * Alex Sink Financed Washington...
  • ALEX SINK Wasted Millions of Taxpayer Money in Luxurious Courthouse (a.k.a. Taj Mahal) [videos]

    10/28/2010 5:29:36 PM PDT · by FactReal · 1 replies
    FactReal ^ | 10/28/2010 | FactReal
    ALEX SINK FAILED TO PROTECT TAXPAYERS FROM $50 MILLIONS WASTED ON LUXURIOUS TALLAHASSEE COURTHOUSE (a.k.a. Taj Mahal)Source ALEX SINK BLAMING OTHERS Alex Sink is confronted with questions of why she didn't raise red flag sooner on 'Tallahassee Taj Mahal.' As CFO she signed the checks for the excessive spending, but has been consistently pushing the blame on the Florida Legislature. [youtube=""] ALEX SINK SIGNED THE CHECKS FOR THIS GOVERNTMENT WASTE a.k.a. Taj Mahal: Millions wasted in luxurious Tallahassee courthouse: granite countertops, flatscreen TVs, plans for 20 miles of imported African hardwood and exercise facilities for the 15 judges. [youtube=""]...
  • Alex Sink cheated during the debate

    10/25/2010 9:32:34 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 16 replies
    OCTOBER 25, 2010 Alex Sink cheated during the debate If you watched the debate, you may have noted Rick Scott accusing the Alex Sink campaign of slipping her a note against the rules. He's correct. Violating their mutual agreement against notes, Sink makeup artist came in during a commercial break and showed her a phone with a message: "The attorney on Sykes suit said Alex did nothing wrong. Tell not to let him keep talking about her."
  • FL Dem Candidate For Governor Caught Breaking Debate Rules (video)

    10/25/2010 8:39:29 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 35 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 25, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    CNN: Alex Sink’s campaign violated rules Monday evening at the CNN/St. Petersburg Times Florida gubernatorial debate when her make-up artist delivered a message during a television break. Sink, the Democratic nominee, was shown a two-sentence message on a cell phone that offered her advice during the debate. Republican nominee Rick Scott who was sitting next to her in this nationally televised debate, noticed the violation and notified a CNN official, who approached the make-up artist and Sink and confiscated the cell phone. The message read: “The attorney who [w]on the Sykes suit said alex sink did nothing wrong. Tell not...
  • CNN Poll for Florida: Scott(R) 49%, Sink(D) 46% (and Rubio leads by 14 over Crist)

    10/20/2010 4:17:15 PM PDT · by jerry557 · 7 replies
    CNN via St Pete Times ^ | 10/20/10 | Beth Reinhard
    The latest CNN/Time Opinion Research Corporation poll shows a tight race for governor in Florida, with Republican Rick Scott receiving 49 percent of the vote and Democrat Alex Sink with 46 percent. Scott's modest lead is one point greater than the same survey found in late September. The poll of likely voters also looked at Florida's increasingly predictable Senate race, in which Republican Marco Rubio now leads by 14 percentage points. The spread was 11 points in late September. Rubio has 46 percent support, compared to Gov. Charlie Crist with 32 percent and Kendrick Meek with 20 percent.
  • Alex Sink blasts Rick Scott

    10/04/2010 9:26:19 PM PDT · by Crichton · 20 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | October 5, 2010 | Mary Ellen Klas
    ST. PETERSBURG — In her strongest language yet, Democrat Alex Sink blasted Republican rival Rick Scott as a mystery candidate who is trying to buy his way into the Governor's Office, "doesn't know zip about Florida" and whose proposals are "totally unrealistic." ...Sink said she believes that voters who support Scott in the polls know about his history, but "maybe they don't care —- or are just so angry with the state of affairs we find ourselves in, they put their beliefs aside and think that it's not that important." "I don't know what they're thinking," she added, "because it's...
  • Do FL FReepers REALLY think Rick Scott can win in Florida?

    08/25/2010 8:36:42 AM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 94 replies · 1+ views
    Today | Me
    This race will be about one thing: Rick Scott paid the largest fine in U.S. history for "robbing seniors". Sink and the Dems and the media will not differentiate between Scott and his company. This race will not be about issues - it will be about Rick Scott and about how he is a so-called felon. Yes - I know he won the primary, but this ain't good.
  • Sink not running for Senate (Florida)

    05/13/2003 9:59:20 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 170+ views
    McBride's wife decides against run for U.S. Senate Alex Sink, wife of defeated gubernatorial candidate Bill McBride, said Monday she will not run for U.S. Senate. Sink spent several weeks examining a possible campaign but said it would strain her family life. McBride and Sink live in Tampa with their two teenagers. "It was going to be too much family stress," Sink said. Sink, the former Florida chief for Bank of America, remains open to a future campaign. Her husband lost in his bid to prevent Gov. Jeb Bush from becoming the first Republican to be re-elected to Florida's highest...
  • McBride's wife, Alex Sink, considers Senate run (Florida)

    03/22/2003 10:27:52 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 13 replies · 401+ views
    TAMPA - Alex Sink, wife of defeated gubernatorial candidate Bill McBride, is considering a run for the U.S. Senate. "I'm giving it real thought," said Sink, the former Florida chief for Bank of America. "I think I would have a chance, and I know I could put together a great team of people. I have friends all over the state. I don't have to say, 'I'm going to Pensacola - who does somebody know there?"' In November, McBride lost in his bid to prevent Gov. Jeb Bush from becoming the first Republican to be re-elected to Florida's highest office. The...