If Alex Sink pulls ahead in the very close race for governor, what would her victory mean for Florida?
1. No Arizona-style crackdown on undocumented immigrants
Alex Sink has said that she would penalize businesses who knowingly hire illegal immigrants. But she has been adamant about not supporting an Arizona-style illegal immigration bill, which means that she would likely veto legislation already announced by State Representative William Snyder. Proponents say Snyder's measure would not lead to racial profiling, but it has concerned Latino groups because of provisions saying that Canadians and Western Europeans should be presumed to be legally in the U.S., even though all other non-U.S. citizens must carry papers.
2. Status quo on abortion rights
Sink has said she agreed with Governor Crists veto earlier this year of HB 1143, that would have required a woman to have an ultrasound before getting an abortion.
GOP leaders in the Legislature said they intend to bring back the measure next year.
Sink doesnt intend to do anything else on the issue, which means she doesnt support legislation proposed by Republican Representative Charles Van Zant that would make abortion illegal in Florida in nearly all instances, including rape and incest.
3. Increased spending for education