Sink decision to come 'very soon'

Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink (D) said she will “very soon” make a decision on her political future, which could include a run for Sen. Mel Martinez’s (R-Fla.) seat, according to a local report.

Sink is seen as the premier potential candidate for Martinez’s seat and is currently the only statewide Democratic executive in the state. The St. Petersburg Times reported that she is close to announcing what she will do next.

Sink is also a potential candidate to face Gov. Charlie Crist (R), and has said in the past that she would prefer to run for governor.

But Crist remains very popular in the state, while Martinez’s approval numbers have languished, making the Senate seat more winnable.

Martinez also hasn’t said whether he will seek a second term in the Senate. He told The Hill recently that he is “planning to” run again but won’t make an official announcement until January.

Sink was first elected to her post in 2006. Prior to that, she was president of Bank of America. She is also the wife of former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill McBride.