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Winner and loser of the week



Mel Loser of the week: Mel Martinez. Let’s get this straight. You run nasty, slash and burn primary and general election campaigns to win a U.S. Senate seat. Then 16 months before your term is up you decide you’re too homesick to finish the job Floridians entrusted you with!?  Your state is deeply troubled and crying out for leadership, but you'll stick it with an impotent interim U.S. Senate appointee so you can get back to making real money in Orlando. Quite the legacy. See ya, Mel.


Loser of the week (2) : (Two winners last week, so why not two losers this week?) Rick Baker. Baker Speaking of legacies, St. Petersburg’s outgoing Mayor has to finish out his second term hearing about all the problems facing the city from an army of candidates vying to replace him. Then he walks in on burglars in his home. Even with impressive police response times, it wasn’t another great day day in St. Pete for hizzoner.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 3:56pm]


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