Pointless endorsement of the day: Alex Sink backs Al Lawson for Congress

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I just received an email from Al Lawson’s campaign announcing Alex Sink’s endorsement of his campaign.

How absolutely pointless.

It’s two months after the primary and two weeks before the general election — who exactly is this endorsement suppose to motivate?

Is there anything in politics as useless as a post-primary endorsement by someone from your own party?

In this case, who else was Sink going to endorse? Tea Partier Steve Southerland. As if.

Anyway, here is the release from Lawson’s otherwise smartly-run campaign:

“For nearly three decades Al Lawson has fought for North Florida, helping create jobs, grow small businesses, protect guaranteed benefits for seniors, while strengthening the middle class so that everyone has the opportunity to live the American dream,” said Sink.

“When I needed him most, Al Lawson stood with me when I ran for governor. He never wavered in his support for me – from helping to coordinate my campaign in North Florida, to raising money for me, Al told everyone he could about why I care so much about this state. Because of his strong support, I was able to win in the second congressional district, and I would love nothing more than to see North Florida triumph again by electing Al Lawson to represent them in the United States Congress. I hope voters will make their voices heard by voting for him on Nov. 6.”

In an effort to help get out the vote, Alex Sink has said she will be making robo-calls to voters to let them know how important this election is and to encourage North Floridians to vote for Al Lawson. To find out where you can vote early, go to http://election.dos.state.fl.us/pdf/Early_Voting_Sites_General_2012.pdf.


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