Republican Sen. Alex Villalobos backs Sinkby Dara Kam | September 27th, 2010
Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, the Democratic nominee for governor, is continuing her efforts to make inroads with Republicans with the support of term-limited state Sen. Alex Villalobos, R-Miami.
Villalobos previously broke ranks with his party by endorsing Republican-turned-independent Gov. Charlie Crist in his bid for U.S. Senate.
Sink’s banking on her business background and reputation as a fiscal conservative to sway Republican voters away from her GOP opponent Rick Scott who defeated Attorney General Bill McCollum in a nasty primary last month.
Villalobos has plenty of reasons to shun his party. Former Gov. Jeb Bush joined Villalobos’ fellow GOP senators four years ago in a campaign to unseat the incumbent by backing his opponent in a brutal primary. Villalobos won.