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.