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Winner and loser of the week in Fla politics



Winner of the week: Jeff Greene. The rookie billionaire candidate for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination held his own in his first debate with Kendrick Meek last week. So far, he's also spending less than half as much money as the other gazillionaire on the ballot – Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott.

Loser of the week: Rick Scott. Looks like his controversial tenure at the Columbia/HCA hospital chain that defrauded taxpayers isn't the only company generating negative attention. Mr. anti-illegal immigrant is a major investor in a company that undocumented immigrants can use to transfer money home. And while he is misleadingly accusing Bill McCollum of having taken contributions from a Planned Parenthood lobbyist, Scott is also a major investor in a pharmacy company that provides morning-after pills.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 10:44am]


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