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Alex Sink mulling congressional rematch

Democrat Alex Sink said Monday that she’s mulling another run for Congress in November after Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.) narrowly defeated her in a special election last month. 

“The question is really about November and what the electorate will look like,” Sink told the Tampa Bay Times.

Another run, however, would be “the definition of insanity,” according to the National Republican Campaign Committee. 

{mosads}“Pinellas families rejected Alex Sink already once this year for being Nancy Pelosi’s handpicked candidate. If Sink, the Pelosi-Obamacare supporting candidate, decides to run again this November it will truly be the definition of insanity,” NRCC spokeswoman Katie Prill said in a statement Monday. 

Sink told the newspaper she received a detailed analysis of the turnout in the March 11 race, and suggested she would have received more support if more independents turned out to vote. Democrats have been aggressively recruiting her to run again. 

Jolly received 48.4 percent of the vote, while Sink received 46.5 percent. Libertarian candidate Lucas Overby received nearly 5 percent of the vote, and a write-in received less than 0.2 percent. 

Sink suggested she might have an advantage in a regularly scheduled election because independent voters would be more likely to show up to the polls. 

Both candidates entered the race to fill the seat left open by the late Rep. Bill Young (R-Fla.), who died last October after serving in Congress for 42 years.  

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