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Steve Bousquet column: With regret over 2010 defeat, Alex Sink considers 2014 rematch

By on February 21, 2012

Alex Sink feels regret.

That’s understandable when you come within 1 percentage point of being elected governor of Florida.

The Democratic former chief financial officer lost the 2010 race for governor to Republican Rick Scott by that margin.

She lost by 61,550 votes out of more than 5 million cast, in a year that was disastrous for Democrats, not just in Florida but all over the country.

“Some days I wake up and I think, ‘Why couldn’t I find those extra 60,000 votes?’ ” Sink says. “And with a great sense of regret that we didn’t get the Democratic turnout, particularly in South Florida. It was very low. But then the next day, I wake up and say, ‘How in the hell did I come so close?’ “

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