Deep in the heart of the 2009 tax returns released by Democrat Alex Sink and her husband Bill McBride is this little disclosure: McBride won $10,885 at Seminole Hard Rock sometime that year.
Because it was such a large haul at the mega-casino, McBride wouldn't have been able to collect the earnings until he signed a 1099 and agreed to claim the income with the mighty IRS. The campaign says he plays poker recretionally and reports it as income as is required by the IRS. McBride's adjusted gross income that year was $383,838. He paid $100,408 in income taxes.
McBride's latest gamble is that his wife has better odds in the governor's race this year than he did in 2002 when he ran against Jeb Bush and lost.