Compilations of reactions to news that Alex Sink won’t run for governor in 2014

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Former Florida Chief Financial Officer and 2010 Democratic nominee for governor Alex Sink won’t run for governor again in 2014.

Sink made the announcement Friday in an interview with The Associated Press.

Here is a compilation of reactions:

Florida Democratic Party Executive Director Scott Arceneaux:

“Over the years, I have worked with Alex many times and have always admired her strength and her clarity of purpose. Alex Sink has consistently stood up for Florida’s middle class families and small businesses, and I know Democrats across Florida look forward to hearing her strong advocacy at the Florida Next Foundation and around the state in the months and years to come.”

Republican Party of Florida’s Lenny Curry:

“Now that Alex Sink has opted out of the gubernatorial race, will she stand with Florida’s leading liberal Nan Rich? Anything other than full-throated support for Senator Rich is an implicit endorsement of Charlie Crist, a candidate she called a ‘disaster.’ The Republican Party of Florida is more than happy to run the campaign that Alex Sink would have run against Charlie Crist, who oversaw the second highest jump in unemployment in the country and was close political allies with criminals and felons.”

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