Democratic candidate for Florida Governor Alex Sink addresses the media after leaving her voting precinct after voting in Thonotosassa, Florida, Nov. 2, 2010.
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Alex Sink to get fundraising boost from Biden


Florida House candidate Alex Sink will get some fundraising help from Vice President Joe Biden in her effort to win a seat in a crucial swing district for Democrats.

Biden’s office confirmed to the Washington Post on Wednesday that the Vice President will attend an event for Sink next week. This is the first time the White House has waded into the special election to succeed long-time Republican Rep. C.W. Bill Young, who died last year.

Sink already has a big money advantage over her Republican opponent David Jolly; the former state chief financial officer reported in January that she had raised $1.1 million for her campaign, while Jolly only reported $338,000.

Both political parties and numerous interest groups have already spent millions of dollars on advertising in the battleground district. The race is being closely watched as a possible bellwether for November’s mid-term races.

The special election will be held on March 11.