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Winner and loser of the week in Fla politics



crist-obama-hug.jpgWinner of week: Charlie Crist. There aren't many politicians who lose an election and still cast an enormous shadow over the political landscape. News that Crist is backing Democrat Bill Nelson for Senate and attended a fundraiser for him had politicos buzzing again about the prospect of Crist running for governor as a Democrat (and perhaps appearing at the Democratic National Convention to support President Barack Obama). The badscott3_jpg.jpg news for Nelson? Crist is a proud skinflint. Don't count on him to max out.

Loser of the week: Rick Scott. Sometimes it seems the Scott administration views Floridians as saps. He hailed his "Project Sunburst" program as giving the public easy access to his administration emails. But he basically opened only his fan mail to public view. Sounds more like Project Smokescreen

[Last modified: Sunday, August 5, 2012 8:45pm]


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