Sink campaign shuffle: Dunn out as manager, Emily’s List strategist in as deputyby Dara Kam | April 8th, 2010
Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink’s campaign manager Paul Dunn is gone and Emily’s List strategist Shellie Levin is on board as deputy manager for Sink’s Democratic gubernatorial campaign.
Sink’s campaign didn’t announce the changes but offered this statement on the changes.
“Under the direction of Sink for Governor Chief of Staff Jim Cassady, the campaign is pleased to announce that respected Florida strategist Shellie Levin has joined the campaign as deputy campaign manager. Levin, a longtime Miami resident, most recently served as EMILY’s List Majority Council Director for the Southeast U.S. and will help the campaign continue to reach out to Floridians up and down the state to share Alex’s vision for the future of Florida. The campaign also is announcing today that Paul Dunn will be leaving the campaign, and we wish him continued success in his future endeavors.”
Sink’s staff changes brought a swift response from the state GOP.
“After six months of lackluster fundraising, it’s no wonder that Alex Sink decided to shake up her stagnant campaign,” Republican Party of Florida Executive Director Ronnie Whitaker said in a statement. “What is surprising is that Sink decided to hire a former senior staffer from a pro-abortion group, after previously refusing to disclose how much funding she received from that same group, or even simply listing their support on her campaign web site.”