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Sink will not seek rematch against Jolly

Sink will not seek rematch against Jolly

Alex Sink, who lost this past March a special election for U.S. House District 13, sent this email to her supporters: I have made a very personal decision not to run for the 13th Congressional District seat in the 2014 election. I am honored and humbled by the outpouring of support our [...]

Jolly sinks Sink

Jolly sinks Sink

Yesterday Republican David Jolly beat Democrat Alex Sink by less than 4,000 votes to win the Florida Congressional seat held by his old boss, the late Rep. Bill Young. Jolly won with 88,294 of the votes, 48.43 percent; Alex Sink garnered 84,877 votes, 46.56 percent. Libertarian candidate, Lucas [...]

Sink announces run for Congress

Former Florida CFO Alex Sink has announced that she is running for Congress...no, not against Jeff Miller. She is running for the District 13 seat that is currently vacant following the death of Republican Bill Young. From her email: I made this decision after careful consideration. [...]

Sink sent out email to supporters

Sink sent out email to supporters

Here is the actual email that former Florida CEO Alex Sink sent out to supporters explaining why she will not seek the Democratic nomination for governor in 2014: I want to thank my many friends and supporters from around Florida who have reached out to me over the past months with words of [...]

Sink calls for economic protections during special session

Sink calls for economic protections during special session

Press Release: Florida CFO Alex Sink today sent a letter to Speaker of the Florida House Larry Cretul and President of the Florida Senate Jeff Atwater outlining incentives, claims changes, and environmental initiatives necessary to protect Florida’s economy for inclusion in the July 20-23 [...]

Why only $5000?

Yesterday, Lucia Bustamonte become the first BP representative to answer questions at an EOC press conference. I asked her how do BP come up with $5000 as the threshold for quick claim processing? The charter boat captains have told me that they make that in two days. Bustamonte told us that [...]

Beast Corps: Cabinet visits Escambia County

From Beast Corps correspondent Franklin Hayes: As the largest potential economic disaster loomed in the Gulf of Mexico just a few miles off the coast of Pensacola Beach, the Sunshine State’s sitting Governor addressed reporters gathered in Escambia County’s Emergency Operations Center [...]

Crist withholds funds for Panhandle

Crist withholds funds for Panhandle

Gov. Charlie Crist will be on Pensacola Beach tomorrow for an appearance on Fox & Friends around 7:15 a.m. Shortly after that national TV appearance, Crist will announce that none of the $25 million that BP is giving the state for tourism will come to Escambia County... unless the county matches [...]

LA Times buys into BP outreach here

LA Times buys into BP outreach here

I've been highly critical of the British Petroleum local community outreach because the BP reps here have no knowledge, no technical expertise and no authority. Most have only worked for BP for a few days or a couple of weeks. So why are they so important to BP? Because they and the BP community [...]

State has BP $25 million; none reaching local level

State has BP $25 million; none reaching local level

I confirmed yesterday with the office of Florida CFO Alex Sink that the state has received the $25-million block grant from British Petroleum. However, local officials are getting frustrated with the state bureaucracy, particularly Florida Department of Environmental Protection. No money has [...]

“BP is flying by the seat of its pants”

“BP is flying by the seat of its pants”

That's what Florida CFO Alex Sink says about the claims processing of British Petroleum. Read my exclusive interview with Sink on the The Daily Beast. Favorite quote: “BP clearly doesn’t know what it’s doing” --Florida’s CFO Alex Sink “The federal government should take BP out of [...]

Sink’s day in Pensacola

Sink’s day in Pensacola

By Sean Boone Federal and state officials were in Pensacola today to address emergency efforts for the Deep Horizon oil spill bearing down on Florida’s coastline. Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink met with Escambia County officials at a morning briefing at the county emergency operations [...]

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