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Winner and loser of the week in Fla politics



sscott.jpgWinner of the week: Phone sex business. An obscure phone sex line received some high profile, er, exposure last week. suffolk.jpgDuring a Florida Cabinet meeting, Gov. Rick Scott accidentally announced the number of an adult phone line when he meant to give the number of a toll-free hotline for meningitis information.

Loser of the week: Suffolk University pollster David Paleologos. Suffolk is relatively new to Florida polling, and Paleologos bizarrely declared on the Fox News Channel that it would no longer poll in Florida, North Carolina or Virginia, because he is convinced President Barack Obama will lose those states. He clearly has little understanding of Florida, which nobody with a political brain can take for granted.

[Last modified: Sunday, October 14, 2012 9:28pm]


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