Alex Sink defends Mack Bernard against ‘ridiculous’ attacks in state Senate primaryby George Bennett | August 10th, 2012
In a Democratic state Senate primary where Gov. Rick Scott is a figure of scorn, 2010 Scott foe Alex Sink says it’s “ridiculous” to try to link state Rep. Mack Bernard, D-West Palm Beach, to the Republican governor.
Bernard’s primary rival, state Rep. Jeff Clemens, D-Lake Worth, and outside PACs have painted Bernard as a Scott ally.
“I have been told that some out of town groups want you to believe that Mack Bernard is somehow joined at the hip with Rick Scott. That’s ridiculous. Nothing could be further from the truth. How do I Know? I was Rick Scott’s Democratic opponent for Governor. And it was Mack Bernard who worked tirelessly by my side in our effort to defeat Rick Scott in 2010,” Sink said in a statement released by Bernard’s campaign.