Alex Sink releases another digital ad featuring dad, Kester

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Alex Sink released a new digital video today, a more positive ad that once again features her father, Kester Sink.

The 30-second “Approve” spot will be one of the last in Florida’s 13th Congressional District race; one that takes a lighter tone than many of the recent attack ads (mostly produced by outside groups) against her opponent, Republican David Jolly. More than $8 million have been spent on ads in the truly swing district CD-13 special election, after the death of long-time U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young.

The ad re-emphasizes Sink’s commitment to bring Republicans and Democrats together to “break the gridlock in Washington” and focus on solving problems relevant to Pinellas County residents.

Starting with the acknowledgement of the “nasty things Washington is saying about my daughter,” Kester Sink says he knows his daughter will be just fine.

“I know Alex is a big girl,” he adds, “she can defend herself. She always did know how to solve problems. Got that from her mom.”

As the CD-13 race enters the final week, more than 110,000 mail-in, and 2,876 in-person, early voter ballots have been cast as of March 6. The special election between Sink, Jolly and libertarian Lucas Overby is Tuesday, March 11.

“Approve” is now available on YouTube.

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