Further Solidifies Her Position as a Puppet of Liberal Left-Wing Washington Insiders
Tallahassee–The Republican Party of Florida today commented on Chief Financial Officer and Democrat Gubernatorial Candidate Alex Sink hiring a former EMILY’s List Majority Council Director as her deputy campaign manager after previously refusing to acknowledge her endorsement from the pro-abortion organization.
“After six months of lackluster fundraising, it’s no wonder that Alex Sink decided to shake up her stagnant campaign,” said RPOF Executive Director Ronnie Whitaker. “What is surprising is that Sink decided to hire a former senior staffer from a pro-abortion group, after previously refusing to disclose how much funding she received from that same group, or even simply listing their support on her campaign web site.”
“You would think that being 15 points down in the polls would cause a liberal candidate to tread more towards the center, but apparently Sink is using the opportunity to further highlight her support from one of the most far left, liberal organizations in the country,” said Whitaker. “Letting these left-wing activists get their nose under her campaign tent was not enough, now Sink has invited them in to run her campaign.”
Emily’s List funding unlisted
Miami Herald, October 20, 2009
Alex Sink’s campaign for governor calls her a model of government transparency but won’t disclose how much money she’s received from a group that solicits donations for Democratic women who favor abortion rights. Emily’s List, one of the largest political action committees in the country, has been promoting Sink since late June. Sink raised $1.6 million between July and September but won’t say how much came from Emily’s List members. “This is the Sunshine State. And now, more than ever, Floridians ought to have an open and transparent government,” reads Sink’s campaign Web site…Sink’s Web site mentions endorsements from the Florida AFL-CIO and the Florida Education Association, but not from Emily’s List.
Alex Sink shakes up campaign staff
St. Petersburg Times, April 8, 2010
Staff shake-up in Alex Sink’s campaign. Campaign manager Paul Dunn is out. Longtime Sink adviser Jim Cassady still leading the campaign. Veteran Emily’s List strategist Shellie Levin will be deputy campaign manager. From the campaign: “Under the direction of Sink for Governor Chief of Staff Jim Cassady, the campaign is pleased to announce that respected Florida strategist Shellie Levin has joined the campaign as deputy campaign manager. Levin, a longtime Miami resident, most recently served as EMILY’s List Majority Council Director for the Southeast U.S. and will help the campaign continue to reach out to Floridians up and down the state to share Alex’s vision for the future of Florida. The campaign also is announcing today that Paul Dunn will be leaving the campaign, and we wish him continued success in his future endeavors.”