Alex Sink confirms she is indeed considering running for Bill Young’s seat

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After this blog first reported that former Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink was seriously considering running for Bill Young’s congressional seat, she spoke with William March of the Tampa Tribune and confirmed the report.

Sink said she is indeed “seriously considering” the possibility and that her timeline for announcing a decision will be “weeks, not days,” but wouldn’t be more specific than that. 

After returning from a business trip, she said, “I started getting some calls from people” Wednesday. 

“After making my decision in the governor’s race I’ve been sitting here for two weeks listening to all this ridiculousness in Washington, and thinking maybe we need some new people there, a different approach. I’ll need to make a decision fairly soon, but I am seriously considering it.”

Sink would be the biggest name among Democrats now considering the race or thought to be interested in it, and one of the best-known potential candidates of either party. 

The race is expected to be one of the most competitive in the nation, one of only a handful of tossup races that will decide control of the U.S. House after the 2014 election.

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