With Charlie Crist running for U.S. Senate, Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink today announced she is running for the Democratic nomination for governor.
"In unique and challenging times like these, our state needs a new and different kind of leadership," she said in the statement to be released this afternoon. "Thousands of Floridians have told me they need leaders committed to protecting the middle class, strengthening our economy and giving our families a fighting chance. As a businesswoman and working mom, I couldn't agree more."
Sink is the first major candidate to announce for governor, but reports are her two co-workers in the Florida Cabinet, Attorney General Bill McCollum and Agriculture Secretary Charles Bronson, both Republicans, may soon enter the race.