The Florida Times-Union yesterday published a story about how the state Republican Governors Association prepared attack ads questioning Alex Sink’s business background when she was an executive at Bank of America — back when Bill McCollum was the presumed Republican candidate.

But the group suspended airing the ads when Rick Scott became the GOP’s nominee, because his business background as the CEO of an indicted chain of hospitals is his greatest liability in the race.

Surprisingly, Sink’s background in the banking industry has not emerged as a campaign issue, the article states, because Scott has “looked elsewhere for fodder.” The biggest hits appear to be that Sink oversaw layoffs at the company while she took a bonus as the president of Florida operations, and that as state CFO she sat on a board along with Attorney General Bill McCollum and Gov. Charlie Crist that awarded the bank a no-bid contract.

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