Email Insights: Alex Sink dares to bring up the dreaded word “bipartisanship”

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Every time Congressional candidate Alex Sink utters the word “bipartisanship,” Republicans go into a tizzy.

Case in point, the latest email blast from the National Republican Congressional Committee features an article in Wednesday’s Tampa Bay Times, where Sink “reached out to GOP voters” in a press conference featuring three Republican supporters.

Sink told reporters that one of her primary “bipartisan solutions” goals is to bring down trillion-dollar federal deficits.

Support from the GOP? What gall!

NRCC spokesperson Katie Prill asks how Sink has the nerve to bring a bipartisan plan to reduce deficits when she doesn’t “support a balanced budget and doesn’t think we should cut government spending?”

Prill calls Sink’s comments “classic talking points” with zero substance.

“Alex Sink is a career politician who likes to use fluff talking points but has no real plan of actually helping Pinellas County if she is sent to Congress,” Prill says.

“Pinellas families know that it’s going to be difficult for Sink to bring down the deficit when she doesn’t support balancing our nation’s budget, doesn’t think we should cut spending and promises to push Pelosi’s liberal agenda in Washington.”

That’s what a Democrat gets for saying the word that shall never be uttered in Pinellas County’s 13th Congressional District — no, it’s not “Voldemort,” but “bipartisanship.”

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, 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.