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The view from camp Alex Sink

Alex Sink's supporters trickled in after 6 p.m. for the Democratic nominee's victory party in the ballroom of the Sheraton Riverwalk in Tampa. More than 100 people milled around waiting for the big announcement. After CNN declared her the winner of the democratic primary for governor, the room erupted.

She took the stage just before 8:30 p.m. and issued a challenge to whoever she would be facing in November.

"Let's debate the issues in three statewide debates," she said. "Let's call out our differences instead of calling names."

Sink told reporters her message will not change because of her opponent: "We've seen a lot of partisan bickering causing Floridians to see that there is another candidate in the race."

-- Robbyn Mitchell, Times staff writer

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