Alex Sink, the Democrat who lost the 2010 Florida gubernatorial race to Gov. Rick Scott (R) by a razor-thin margin, confirmed to the Tampa Bay Times Tuesday that she plans to enter the race to succeed late Rep. Bill Young (R-FL).
“Washington’s broken,” Sink told the newspaper. “And I, like everybody else I know, is angry and mad about the logjam, about shutting down the government, about not understanding the impact it was going to have on small businesses and people. The people up there just don’t seem to be able to work together.”
Sink was previously floated as a Democratic candidate for the 2014 governor’s race, but ruled out a run in late September.
Young died on Oct. 18 at age 82.
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