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December 16, 2008

Sinking in the Florida Senate race?

While Florida Republicans are waiting for former governor Jeb Bush to make a decision on the Senate race, national Democrats are quietly urging Alex Sink, the state's popular CFO, to jump in the race.

Sink initially decided to pass up a campaign against Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fla.) but has reconsidered after his early retirement announcement.

From the Miami Herald:

Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, the only Democrat serving in Florida's Cabinet, met recently with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, the chamber's point man for the 2010 election. She's clearly the national party's top choice to run for the seat to be vacated by Republican Sen. Mel Martinez.