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Winner and loser of the week



Bill nelson

Winner of the week: Bill Nelson. After being awol most of the summer on health care reform, Florida’s Democratic U.S. senator has been all the national media lately sounding like a champion up for seniors and by trying to squeeze more money from drug companies and protecting the Medicare Advantage program. Who says pandering doesn’t doesn’t pay off?

Loser of the week: Scott Carruthers. The executive director of the Florida Justice Association, might think about changing his group’s name yet again to the Florida Sleaze Peddlers. Carruthers last week admitted the trial lawyer group funded a racist mailer sent in a heated state senate special election in northeast Florida. With pictures of Black Panthers, President Obama, the Rev. Louis Farrakhan and ACORN marchers the mailer asked: "Is this the change you want to believe in?"

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:19pm]


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