Articles Tagged 'Alex Sink'

I’d be ‘panicked’ if I were a Democrat: NRCC chair says in wake of Fla. election

Rep. Greg Walden, Oregon Republican, said Wednesday that the outcome of the special election in Florida’s 13th district would make him worried if he was… READ MORE

OBAMACARE TEST VOTE? GOP candidate narrowly wins Fla. special election

March 12, 2014

Republican David Jolly narrowly defeated Democrat Alex Sink on Tuesday in a Tampa-area House race largely seen as a critical test for ObamaCare. With nearly… READ MORE

Hard-fought congressional election in Florida is seen as a bellwether

Republicans and Democrats are spending millions of dollars on Tuesday’s special congressional election in Florida, a race seen by leaders on both sides as the first real test of the parties’ broader strategies for this fall. The race for the Tampa-area District 13 seat, left open last year by the death of Rep. C.W. Bill Young, has taken on national… READ MORE

Sink Tops Jolly in Florida Special-Election Fundraising

by Emily Cahn, Roll Call
February 28, 2014
Former Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink raised $1.3 million in the last month and a half for the highly competitive March 11 special in Florida’s 13th District. The Democrat’s whopping fundraising total from Jan. 1 to Feb. 19 doubled that of her Republican opponent, lobbyist David Jolly, who brought in $639,000. Both reports were stocked with donations from members… READ MORE

DCCC Makes Major TV Buy in Florida House Special

by Abby Livingston, Roll Call
January 19, 2014
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will soon begin a six-figure television advertising campaign in Florida’s 13th District, its first foray onto the airwaves in the competitive special election. The House Democrats’ political arm has reserved “more than $200,000″ in advertising between Jan. 21-27, according to a Democratic official. The race for the St. Petersburg-based district pits the GOP nominee, lobbyist… READ MORE

Jolly wins Fla. GOP special, will face Sink

by Alexandra Jaffe, The Hill
January 15, 2014
David Jolly, a former staffer to Rep. Bill Young (R-Fla.), easily won the special Republican primary for his late boss’s seat on Tuesday night, setting up a fierce fight with Democratic nominee Alex Sink. State Rep. Kathleen Peters, the favorite of many establishment Republicans and female members of Congress, finished second, while veteran Mark Bircher took third in the primary.… READ MORE

Rick Scott Moves Into the Lead in Florida

October 3, 2010
Posted by Sean Trende, Real Clear Politics During the late summer, it seemed that Florida CFO Alex Sink was poised to be the state’s next governor, giving the Democrats a valuable pick-up in one of the most important swing states in the country. She led handily in most polls, and her opponent, Rick Scott, had emerged battered from a fierce… READ MORE

Sink Maintains Lead Over Scott in FL Gov Race

September 25, 2010
Posted by Kyle Adams, Real Clear Politics Florida Democratic Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink leads Republican businessman Rick Scott 47 percent to 40 percent in the latest survey of the Florida governor race from Mason Dixon Polling & Research. The poll finds that Scott has yet to fully consolidate support among Republicans after a contentious primary battle with Attorney General… READ MORE

Florida Governor: Scott (R) 35%, Sink (D) 31%, Chiles (I) 16%

August 5, 2010
Rasmussen Reports Rick Scott remains the stronger of the two Republican hopefuls for governor of Florida against Democrat Alex Sink, with independent candidate “Bud” Chiles siphoning votes from both parties. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Florida shows Scott with 35% of the vote, Sink with 31% and Chiles trailing at 16%. Six percent (6%) like… READ MORE

White House sends 2012 rescue team to Florida

July 25, 2010
By CAROL E. LEE, Politico ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The White House has quietly launched an effort to confront the political backlash along the Gulf Coast over its handling of the BP oil spill – giving special attention to Florida, the only state in the region President Barack Obama won in 2008 and one he will need again when he… READ MORE

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