From NBC's Mark Murray
In its first TV ad of the 2010 cycle, the Republican Governors Association is airing a TV ad hitting Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink (D).
The race between Sink and Republican Bill McCollum will be one of the best gubernatorial contests of this cycle.
The Sink campaign responded by linking the RGA ad to McCollum. "The decision by Bill McCollum to bring his Washington style of politics to Florida and launch misleading, negative attack ads eight months before the election shows just how scared he is that voters clearly want a business leader with a vision for growing Florida's economy over a career Washington politician who helped create today's economic mess," said Sink Campaign Manager Paul Dunn. "With his decades in Congress and as a special interest lobbyist, career politician Bill McCollum is desperate to avoid being held accountable for his leading role in helping start today's economic crisis that has left over a million Floridians out of work, bankrupt, or forced out of their homes."