UPDATE: Alex Sink rallies supporters in Fort Myers

Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink, center, greets a crowd of volunteers and supporters at an early voting rally at the Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010. Tristan Spinski/Staff

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Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink, center, greets a crowd of volunteers and supporters at an early voting rally at the Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010. Tristan Spinski/Staff

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Alex Sink told a crowd of about 50 this morning that she was the right woman for the job, if voters wanted a candidate with honesty and integrity in the governor's office.

"Let me say this: I'm going to reach my hand out to you ... will you come with me?" Sink asked during her short speech at the Harborside Event Center this morning. "If you want a better future for Florida ... then what do you do? Come with me."

Sink focused on jobs, the economy and education during her brief remarks, and said afterward she planned to make a trip back to Southwest Florida to discuss the economy shortly after she is elected governor.

"The most important thing is to get the economy turned around," she said to reporters. "Diversify the economy. It's very very important."

Sink heads to Fort Pierce for a similar get out the vote event this afternoon.

10:21 A.M.

Alex Sink arrives at rally in Fort Myers to cheers of "Alex, Alex, Alex."

10:07 A.M.

Arthur Wells has been a Republican his entire life.

The 75-year-old Fort Myers resident will tell you his family has been a part of the Republican Party longer than anyone else in Southwest Florida. But ask who Wells is voting for in next week's gubernatorial election and he'll quickly change his tune.

"I voted," he said this morning. "And I voted for Alex Sink."

Wells is just one of dozens of Sink supporters who came out for an early voting rally featuring the Democrat Sink, the state's chief financial officer, this morning. The event, held at the Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers, is one of several scheduled throughout Florida today.

Andrea Theisen, 28, Cape Coral, said Tuesday's election will be the first time she's voted in 10 years. While she's firmly on Sink's side, she said she didn't know a lot about the candidate and wanted to learn more before heading to the polls Tuesday.

Supporters played with beach balls and listened to music as they waited for Sink to take the stage.

Sink will face Naples resident Rick Scott in Tuesday's election.

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