Email Insights: NRCC on CD 13, Democrats and the “definition of insanity”

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As the National Republican Congressional Committee sees it, the relationship between Democrats and Alex Sink goes something like this:

They love her, they love her not, they love her …

Over the weekend, John King of CNN reported that Democrats in D.C. are trying to recruit Sink for another run in November for the Florida 13th Congressional District.

King put the national spotlight on a report that local journalists have been following in the weeks after Republican David Jolly’s victory in the special election to replace the late C.W. Bill Young in the U.S. House.

In the latest email blast to supporters, NRCC spokesperson Katie Prill points out that these are the same Washington Democrats who trashed Sink after only last month her loss — including the perennial GOP target, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

“Pinellas families rejected Alex Sink already once this year for being Nancy Pelosi’s handpicked candidate,” Prill said. “If Sink, the Pelosi-Obamacare supporting candidate, decides to run again this November it will truly be the definition of insanity.”

Of course, the email doesn’t mention Jolly’s thin margin of victory, or how traditionally low is the turnout for special elections. Both are weighty considerations for any Democrat considering a run in CD 13 for November’s midterms.

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