Alex Sink picks up support of national Realtors

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Alex Sink raised $1.1 million to date in her quest for Congress, in what is a sure sign of broad support for the former Florida CFO.

Sink is the Democratic contender in the March 11 vote for the Pinellas County Congressional District 13 seat formerly held by the late Republican Rep. C.W. Bill Young.

Sink received $10,000 on January 6 from the National Association of Realtors, a group that sent more money to federal candidates in the 2012 elections than any other political action committee — mostly to Republicans.

In the 2012 election cycle, Realtors’ PAC spent $3.96 million on federal candidates, 55 percent of which going to Republicans and 44 percent to Democrats, reports Gregory Giroux of Bloomberg. The PAC had $3.68 million cash on hand at the end of November.

Humana Inc. PAC, the health insurance giant, also gave $2,500 to Sink. Other political donors include Reps. Lois Frankel and Anna Eshoo and Loretta Sanchez of California.

Sink, raising more than $1.1 million through Dec. 25, will face the winner of the Jan. 14 three-candidate Republican primary. Florida’s Congressional District 13 is ranked a “toss-up.”

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.