BRADENTON — Former Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink told the Associated Press last Friday that she will not seek a rematch will Governor Rick Scott in the 2014 gubernatorial race. Sink's popularity among women and Democrats notwithstanding, most experts doubted she would be able to mount an effective campaign against the incumbent.
Sink, the 2010 Democratic nominee, narrowly lost to Scott despite utter GOP dominance in statewide races. Sink was seen as the only Democrat with a chance until former-Republican governor Charlie Crist switched parties and began indicating he would likely run.
While Crist has yet to make an announcement, he has committed to making a decision sometime this fall in order to help other potential candidates plan their actions. So far, former state Senator Nan Rich is the frontrunner among the small list of Democratic candidates who've filed to run.