Alex Sink Decides Against Congressional Run This Fall

MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — A run for Congress is not in the cards for former state CFO Alex Sink.

On Tuesday, the Democrat said in a statement that she will not wage another campaign in the fall after losing a high-stakes special House election last month to Republican David Jolly.

Sink lost by less than two percentage points in a swing-voting district in the St. Petersburg area, and Democrats had lobbied her to stage a rematch in November.

The race largely turned on President Barack Obama’s health care law, with Jolly calling for the measure to be repealed and replaced.

Sink said in her statement that she would find new ways to serve Florida.

Sink faced off against Republican nominee Rick Scott in the 2010 gubernatorial election, she lost to Scott by a 1% margin.

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