Sink led in the polling 48%-45% just yesterday and also led in early voting 52%-45%. But tonight, Alex Sink was defeated in the Florida Special election.
She is 0/2 in 4 years. In 2010, Alex Sink was defeated by Republican Rick Scott in race for Florida governor
CLEARWATER BEACH (FOX 13) - Republican David Jolly has won the congressional race to replace the late Republican Rep. Bill Young. With all precincts reporting, Jolly claimed 48.4% of the vote. Alex Sink got 46.5%, and Libertarian candidate Lucas Overby took 4.8%.
Jolly is a former aide for Young and a lobbyist. Sink is a former state chief financial officer and was the Democratic nominee for governor in 2010, narrowly losing to Republican Rick Scott.
Sink addressed came out and her supporters, saying she called David Jolly to concede the race and congratulate him. She said she didn't know what the future would hold, but she will continue to serve.
"My values have always been to do good for my family, my community, my state and my country," Sink said.
The race was widely watched, and seen as an early test of how President Barack Obama's health care overhaul will play in November's midterm elections. It attracted national attention and millions of dollars. Local issues took a backseat to the health care law as both national parties and outside groups flooded the swing-voting district with ads, phone calls and mailings about "Obamacare."
Democrats and Republicans used the race to audition national strategies