If the Republican primary in the special election for Florida’s 13th congressional district is any indication, the general election between the GOP nominee and Democrat Alex Sink should be a particularly nasty affair. In anticipation of the negative politics to come, Sink launched today the “Truth Team” she says will mobilize supporters with facts against false attacks.
For weeks, two of the Republicans running in CD 13, David Jolly and Kathleen Peters, have engaged in a series of punches and counterpunches, while Sink has remained mostly out of public view. That all ends next Wednesday after the Republican nominee will be set and the party’s focus will clearly be on Sink.
Sink says she will be ready.
“Pinellas residents are tired of the partisan name-calling and finger-pointing in Washington that’s standing in the way of solutions — we need to bring Republicans and Democrats together to break through this gridlock and get Congress focused on solving the challenges that matter most,” said Sink. “But the forces of dysfunction are going to do everything they can to try and get in our way by spreading false and misleading attacks, and we need to be ready to fight back with the truth. Our Truth Team will be a terrific resource for folks in Pinellas to get the facts, debunk the spin, and learn about our campaign’s commitment to putting Pinellas over politics.”