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The Buzz

From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Meet the Winner and Loser of the week



The debut of our weekly political winner and political loser is in today's print Buzz column:

WINNER: Charlie Crist. Just as his offshore drilling flip was tarnishing his green image, he wows the nation with an audacious $1.7-billion plan to buy out U.S. Sugar to restore the Everglades. Crist hero Teddy Roosevelt must be smiling on Florida's top Republican.

LOSER: Former state Sen. Walter "Skip" Campbell, D-Tamarac, whom Bill McCollum beat for attorney general, was all bluster about his ability this year to unseat state Sen. Jeff Atwater, R-Palm Beach Gardens, in line to be Senate president. Now Campbell is talking about dropping out, leaving his party in a lurch.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 11:26am]


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