- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Democrat Alex Sink of Florida has decided not to run for Congress this fall, meaning she will not attempt to avenge her special-election loss last month to Republican David Jolly, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Ms. Sink lost to Mr. Jolly by less than 2 percentage points in the March 11 election to fill the seat left by the late Rep. C.W. Bill Young. The race garnered national attention, because many viewed it as a referendum on Obamacare and a bellwether for the mid-term contests in November.

In a statement Tuesday, Ms. Sink signaled there will be no rematch.

“I am so honored and humbled by the outpouring of support our campaign received, but after reflection with my family I have made a personal decision not to run for the 13th Congressional District seat in the 2014 election,” Sink said, according to the Times.

“I want to thank every voter, volunteer and donor for their support — we can all be proud of the strong campaign we ran,” she added. “I look forward to finding new, rewarding avenues where I can continue to effectively serve the people of Florida. In the words of Bill, I look forward to continuing to do good. I remain totally convinced that a Democrat can and will win this congressional seat in the fall, and I look forward to helping the Democratic nominee.”

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