Sink Concedes Fla. Governor's Race

Rick Scott will take over from Charlie Crist
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 3, 2010 10:37 AM CDT
Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink concedes the election to Republican Rick Scott on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, in Tampa, Fla.   (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
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(Newser) – Alex Sink is taking her text messages and going home, conceding the Florida governor's race to Republican multimillionaire Rick Scott after his campaign called a win on her part a "mathematical impossibility." Scott, who ran on an anti-establishment platform with Tea Party blessings, had held what the AP calls a "razor-thin" 49%-48% lead. Scott succeeds Charlie Crist, who's now out of a job, having forsaken a second term in order to lose the Senate seat to Marco Rubio.

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