Monday, June 29, 2009

EMILY's List endorses Sink for governor

EMILY's List makes it habit to raise money for and otherwise support Democratic women running for governor and Congress, so it's no surprise who the organization is backing for Florida governor: Alex Sink.

"A proven leader and advocate for Florida families, Sink is extremely qualified to serve as Florida's chief executive," said Ellen R. Malcolm, president of EMILY's List, in a news release. "Demanding accountability in state government, Alex has earned a strong reputation as a watchdog for Florida consumers and taxpayers. Her vast experience and business acumen make her an ideal candidate for governor during these challenging economic times. EMILY's List looks forward to helping to elect Alex Sink as Florida’s first woman governor."

The endorsement could mean big money for Sink. EMILY's List claims it raised more than $43 million for candidates in the 2007-08 election cycle.

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