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Sink Won't Seek Florida House Seat Rematch

Democrat Alex Sink speaks during a candidate forum with Libertarian Lucas Overby and Republican David Jolly, all candidates for Florida's congressional District 13, in Clearwater, Florida, February 25, 2014. Sink and Jolly are in a race for a special election to be held on March 11, 2014 to elect a member of the United States House of Representatives to replace the seat of the late Republican Congressman Bill Young.   REUTERS/Brian Blanco  (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
Democrat Alex Sink speaks during a candidate forum with Libertarian Lucas Overby and Republican David Jolly, all candidates for Florida's congressional District 13, in Clearwater, Florida, February 25, 2014. Sink and Jolly are in a race for a special election to be held on March 11, 2014 to elect a member of the United States House of Representatives to replace the seat of the late Republican Congressman Bill Young. REUTERS/Brian Blanco (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)BRIAN BLANCO / Reuters

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NBC News confirms that Democrat Alex Sink won't wage a rematch against Rep. David Jolly, R-Fla., in November, according to a Democrat with knowledge of Sink's decision.

Last month, Jolly narrowly defeated Sink in a closely watched special election to fill the congressional seat vacated by the late Rep. Bill Young, R-Fla.

While the district is competitive -- Obama won it in 2012 -- Sink's decision means that Jolly has an easier path to holding on to the congressional seat in the general election.

Top Democrats said after Sink's special election defeat that they hoped she would run against against Jolly in November.

"We feel good about our prospects here," DCCC chairman Steve Israel said on MSNBC's The Daily Rundown last month. "And I hope that she does run again, because she did an extraordinary job."

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