The woman who lost to Rick Scott is going to start a non-profit foundation

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Alex Sink of Tampa, retired banker and long-time civic and Democratic political activist, will announce the launch of a new non-profit foundation Thursday..

Perhaps Sink’s foundation should be called something like the Foundation For Not Understanding The Gravity of An Election or the Foundation For Not Being Able To Get The Vote Out, hmmm? Board members could include Jim Davis, Dan Gelber and, of course, Sink’s husband Bill McBride, unless he’s too busy with his foundation, The Institute To Study How To Sleep In Later On Election Day.

According to the Tribune‘s William March:

The announcement fulfills what Sink said she would do to continue being active in public policy after she lost the 2010 governor’s race to Rick Scott.

Her foundation, the Florida Next Foundation, will focus on economic and business development, she said in an interview today.

She called it “a non-profit, non-partisan policy foundation doing some research, gathering best ideas from around the world and input from everyday Floridians about how we rebuild our economy by supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs.”


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