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Winner and loser of the week in Fla politics



yoho.jpglatvala.Winner of the week: Ted Yoho. The horse doctor from Gainesville scored the upset of the week, unseating longtime U.S. Rep. Cliff
Stearns in the Republican primary. Stearns took Yoho for granted and still had more than $2 million in his campaign account as of late July.

Loser of the week: Jack Latvala. The Clearwater state senator's hopes to ascend to the Florida Senate presidency in 2016 look a lot dimmer after he saw favored candidate after favored candidate lose in Tuesday's primary. Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, is well-positioned to take the post after his preferred candidates won — including Jeff Brandes of St. Petersburg, Aaron Bean of Fernandina Beach and Kelli Stargel of Lakeland

[Last modified: Sunday, August 19, 2012 12:13pm]


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