Although the Alex Sink campaign on Saturday hailed their latest newspaper endorsement in the governor's race (this one by the News-Press in Fort Myers) as the "Lucky 13," the latest polls in her intense race against Republican Rick Scott show that the populace in Florida isn't that impressed, with a St. Pete Times/Bay News 9/Ipsos survey released Saturday showing Scott maintaining a 3%, 41-38%.
Sink was in East Tampa early Saturday afternoon, at a get out the early vote at the Belmont Heights Little League field off of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. In her prepared remarks to the 100 or so people in attendance, she said, "I''m going to do my part. I'm going to work hard in the next 10 days. But I can't do this by myself. I have to have you. You have to be the voice of the future of Florida." Sink exhorted them to tell 10, 15, 20 friends to go out to vote as well. "Explain to them why this election is so important."
Speaking briefly to reporters after her speech, CL asked Sink what she made of Bill McCollum late Friday night finally endorsing the man who beat him in August, Rick Scott.
"Well it took him a long time, didn't it?" She responded.
McCollum's endorsement was rather terse and hardly ringing. He said in a statement that "Florida is facing a critical time. Our state needs conservative leaders who will grow our economy and create jobs. We need merit pay and an end to teacher tenure in our public schools, major litigation reform, smaller government, low taxes and a repeal of Obamacare. With that in mind, I will cast my vote for Rick Scott for Governor. It's the better choice for Florida."