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Winner and loser of the week in Fla politics



rubio.jpgbuckhorn.jpgWinner of the week: Marco Rubio. No, he didn't get the VP nod, and it's unclear whether he was even seriously considered. But in the long-term he's probably better off burnishing his governing experience. He only improved his image amid all the attention, showing that he has both style and substance. He also sold a ton of books and might have locked up the keynote speaker slot in Tampa.

Winner of the week 2: Bob Buckhorn. We won't know whether the Tampa mayor is a real winner until the Republican National Convention winds down. But it says a lot about hizzoner that so many Republicans are raving about the enthusiasm and help they're receiving from this ardent Democrat.

[Last modified: Sunday, August 12, 2012 9:16am]


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