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How close will Sink get to Obama today?

That's the question of the day. With President Barack Obama's poll numbers in Florida on a downward spiral, will Democratic frontrunner for governor Alex Sink want a picture of the two of them floating around for use by the Republican party?

We've seen how much damage a hug with Obama can do. Gov. Charlie Crist's quick embrace with the president when they campaigned together for the economic stimulus package last year helped his rival for the U.S. Senate, Republican Marco Rubio, torpedo his standing among Republican voters.

Sink spokeswoman Kyra Jennings said the state's chief financial officer has "previously scheduled events'' and will not be meeting Obama on the tarmac at Miami International Airport. She wasn't sure about whether they'd be posing for publicly distributed pictures later.

"Alex thinks it's always a good idea for the president to come to Florida to hear about the state's concerns,'' she said.

Sink's most recent step away from Obama came over the weekend, when she said she personally opposed the construction of a Muslim center near Ground Zero in New York City.