Democrat Alex Sink fired her campaign staffer who forwarded her a message through the makeup artist during a break in the debate against her Republican rival Rick Scott tonight. The message was a violation of the agreement the campaign had signed in which they each vowed not to pass notes during the debate. The campaign has not released the name of the advisor who was let go. Here's the message he or she sent: "The attorney on Sykes suit said Alex did nothing wrong. Tell not to let him keep talking about her."
Here's Sink's statement: "After the debate tonight, one of my campaign advisors admitted he tried to communicate with me during one of the breaks. While he told me it was out of anger with Rick Scott's repeated distortion of facts, it was a foolish thing to do. It violated a debate agreement and I immediately removed him from the campaign."
Here's the agreement both campaigns signed: Download Fla. gov. candidate letter