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Democrat Sink’s careful reactions to Arizona law, federal suit and today’s injunction

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 by George Bennett



Democratic governor candidate and Florida CFO Alex Sink opposes bringing an Arizona-style crackdown on illegal immigration to Florida. But she also faults the federal government for failing to enforce immigration laws or enact immigration reform.

With polls showing the Arizona law is popular among Florida voters, Sink’s pronouncements on the issue tend to be carefully worded statements that minimize explicit criticism of Arizona while emphasizing her displeasure with Washington.

Sink’s reaction to today’s temporary injunction blocking enforcement of key portions of the Arizona law is no exception.

Read more after the jump….


Dockery, unsure she’ll serve last two years of state Senate term, wants immigration law now

Thursday, July 15th, 2010 by George Bennett



State Sen. Paula Dockery, R-Lakeland, says she hasn’t decided whether she’ll remain in office through 2012, when her current Senate term expires.

Dockery had planned to give up her Senate seat this year to run for governor, but she dropped out of the governor’s race in June.

She’s been mentioned as a potential candidate for lieutenant governor this year.

Asked today about a potential lieutenant governor candidacy, Dockery said, “My decision-making process right now is whether I even want to finish my last two years in the Senate.”

Dockery said she hasn’t set a timetable for deciding on whether to remain in the Senate. Dockery said the possibility she’ll leave office early gives her added incentive to push for an Arizona-style immigration law during one of this year’s special legislative sessions rather than waiting for the regular session next year.

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