NU Online News Service, May 13, 3:37 p.m. EDT

Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, whose Department of Financial Services includes workers' compensation, insurance consumer advocate and insurance fraud, announced today she is running for governor.

In a statement, Ms. Sink, a Democrat, said, "Our state needs a new and different kind of leadership. Thousands of Floridians have told me they need leaders committed to protecting the middle class, strengthening our economy and giving our families a fighting chance. As a businesswoman and working mom, I couldn't agree more."

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