Politics

Alex Sink's 'Truth Team' Doesn't Sit Well With NRCC

By: Kevin Derby | Posted: January 10, 2014 3:55 AM
Alex Sink

Alex Sink

Former state CFO Alex Sink is gearing up to face whichever Republican wins Tuesday’s primary, as she gets ready for the March general election for the open Tampa Bay congressional seat held more than 40 years by the late Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Young.

Sink launched the “Alex Sink Truth Team” Thursday to offer online rapid response to Republican attacks. Despite having the support of Democrats at the national level, including U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Sink -- who was the Democratic gubernatorial nominee in 2010 and is the widow of 2002 Democratic gubernatorial nominee Bill McBride -- looked to play down partisanship as she unveiled her latest efforts.

“Pinellas residents are tired of the partisan name-calling and finger-pointing in Washington that’s standing in the way of solutions -- we need to bring Republicans and Democrats together to break through this gridlock and get Congress focused on solving the challenges that matter most,” said Sink. "But the forces of dysfunction are going to do everything they can to try and get in our way by spreading false and misleading attacks, and we need to be ready to fight back with the truth. Our truth team will be a terrific resource for folks in Pinellas to get the facts, debunk the spin, and learn about our campaign's commitment to putting Pinellas over politics."

Despite listing the county repeatedly, Sink is new to Pinellas County and the district. In October, after she entered the special election, Sink announced she would move from Hillsborough County to Pinellas.

Republicans quickly returned fire on Thursday, bashing Sink for supporting the federal health-care law backed by President Barack Obama.

“It’s a telling sign that Alex Sink has to have a make-believe ‘truth team’ because her record as CFO in Florida was so controversial,” insisted Katie Prill, a spokeswoman for the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), on Thursday. “It’s also interesting that Sink’s ‘truth team’ refuses to address Obamacare, the No. 1 issue of this campaign. It’s obvious that her team can’t figure out how to cover up her strong support of the law, which is already causing over 300,000 Floridians to lose their health care coverage.”

Three Republicans -- retired Marine Gen. Mark Bircher, former Young aide David Jolly and state Rep. Kathleen Peters, R-St. Petersburg -- are battling in Tuesday’s primary. Whoever wins will face Sink and Libertarian Lucas Overby in the general election on March 11.



Reach Kevin Derby at kderby@sunshinestatenews.com.


Comments (8)

bob
3:24PM JAN 10TH 2014
It’s obvious that her team can’t figure out how to cover up her strong support of the law, which is already causing over 300,000 Floridians to lose their health care coverage.”


...a claim that Politifact rates as "MOSTLY FALSE".

I guess I can see why the truth might "not sit well" with the GOP.
bob
3:24PM JAN 10TH 2014
It’s obvious that her team can’t figure out how to cover up her strong support of the law, which is already causing over 300,000 Floridians to lose their health care coverage.”


...a claim that Politifact rates as "MOSTLY FALSE".

I guess I can see why the truth might "not sit well" with the GOP.
Observer
7:40AM JAN 10TH 2014
Truth Team appears to be the same strategy Obama used for "LIE of the YEAR"... Spin enough smoke and mirrors to hide the TRUTH from the public. Would another Carpet Bagger Banker in Congress really represent the best interests of the people of Pinellas County or would she have to elect her before showing who she really represents? Another, Feinstein, Pelosi & Waters socialist.
Frank
11:41AM JAN 10TH 2014
Ah, yes . . . Republicans NEVER lie, especially about the facts . . . . nor about their drug use . . . . . the medical facts about a woman's body and rape . . . science (ALL SCIENCE) . . . . their personal bigotry and racism . . . . about who is a legal voter . . . . and apparently, even about traffic studies . . . . yes, there's no need to immediately respond to Republican lies because they just don't happen, and some members of the GOP NEVER act like out of control bullies, do they . . . .

Pathetic . . . .
Witchdoctor
3:43PM JAN 10TH 2014
Witchdoctor say "And yet Frank the Racist is here to respond to the Republicans as he supports pro-life, Reagan Conservative Charlie Crist and Big Bankin' Alex Sink."

Witchdoctor feel sad for Frank the Racist because he is more in love with Democratic Party than any sensible policy.

Witchdoctor still offer to give Frank the Racist bone hug.

Bones Don't Lie.
(but Frank the Racist does, and he'll dodge Witchdoctors comments on Crist most professionally).
Frank
4:11PM JAN 10TH 2014
Why are we not surprised that the SSN one trick-pony Eric-clone has the same old nonsense to spout . . . . obviously straight from his KKK costume party . . . SSN must be so proud . . . .

Pathetic . . .
Witchdoctor
4:26PM JAN 10TH 2014
Witchdoctor say And on cue, here's Frank the Racist ignoring his odd support for pro-lifin', no raising minimum wagin' and Reagan Conservatin' Charlie Crist and Big Bankin' Alex Sink. \

Frank the Racist must live with great shame.

Bones Don't Lie
But Frank the Racist don't even know what truth is anymore.
Frank
12:01AM JAN 11TH 2014
Yes, only the witchdoctor and his racist pseudonym has the truth . . . just like his fellow clan members . . . .

Pathetic . . . .

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