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Democrat Alex Sink Bows Out Of Florida Congressional Race

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April 15, 2014 AT 10:59 AM
Florida Democrat Alex Sink said on Tuesday she would not run in November for the congressional seat she failed to win last month in a close special election that garnered national attention. Sink, the state's former chief financial officer, confirmed her decision on Twitter and in a statement quoted by media outlets. Sink lost the special election in Florida's 13th Congressional District by less than 2 percent of the vote to David Jolly, a former Republican lobbyist in Washington, D.C. It was the second defeat by a slim margin in recent years for Sink, who in 2010 narrowly lost the election for state governor against Republican Rick Scott.