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Alex Sink shares pastelitos with Hispanic Republican women in Little Havana

There were cortaditos and guava pastelitos galore at the Colonial Bakery in Little Havana Friday morning as Democrat Alex Sink hosted a small group of women -- mostly Hispanic Republicans -- who back her candidacy for governor.

"She's a fiscal conservative -- and we know her," said Republican Marielena Villamil, who said she has known Sink for 25 years. "She has a track record in private enterprise."

Sink touted her outreach to Hispanics, saying she has asked Republican Rick Scott to attend a Spanish-language debate. She also says that while as governor she would be tough on illegal immigration, her approach would not be an Arizona-style law but an emphasis on penalizing employers who hire undocumented immigrants.

"They exploit them but they also take jobs away from Floridians and that's not right," Sink said.