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Alex Sink coming to Tiger Bay on Thursday

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Democrat Alex Sink is rolling out the public phase of her campaign for governor, and one of her first stops will be the Tigers’ Den.  Chief Financial Officer Sink accumulated more votes than Governor Charlie Crist when she first ran for office four years ago, but faces a tougher climb this time. Though closing in the polls, she still trails probable Republican opponent Bill McCollum.  It’s a tough year for the D’s, her long private sector career as a corporate bank president may not be the plus it once was, and even supporters have criticized her campaign as slow out of the gate.  Sink, of Tampa, runs as a pro-business moderate with an eye both on curtailing unnecessary spending and recharging the state’s economic development efforts.  Will she be Florida’s first female governor?  Could a late entry by Bud Chiles block her path to the Democratic nomination? Come hear Sink, and judge for yourself.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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