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Republican Sen. Alex Villalobos backs Sink

by 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.

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6 Responses to “Republican Sen. Alex Villalobos backs Sink”

  1. ozmo Says:

    Help stop the Republican “Plague on American” 2.0. Vote Democrat.

  2. Miracle Says:

    Oh, thank goodness. There is A Republican with a brain!!

  3. Jan Says:

    No Republican following the party line can vote for Rick Scott.
    Remember, the party leadership — Thrasher, Bush, Haridopolos and Cannon — spent more than $5 million to tell us voters that Rick Scott is a crook, a criminal who belongs in jail — unfit to be Florida’s Governor.
    Meaning all good Republicans have to vote for Alex Sink!
    We don’t want to make Florida the laughing stock of the nation by electing a crook and alleged criminal named Rick Scott as our new Governor!

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  6. G Outback Says:

    We were talking at work and it was the first time pretty much everyone (Democrats and Republicans) were in agreement that Alex Sink is the clear choice. Sen Villalobos shows a lot of courage backing the person who he thinks will help Florida recover from this crisis, but then again, he’s shown in the past he does whats right for the constituents and not what the “company” wants.

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