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From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Winner and loser of the week in Fla politics



castor.jpgWinner of the week: Kathy Castor. The Tampa congresswoman helped thwart an effort by South Florida lawmakers to block President Barack Obama's efforts to ease rules on people visiting and sending money to relatives in Cuba, including new flights from Tampa to Cuba.trump.jpg

Loser of the week: Donald Trump. The part-time Florida resident scrapped plans to moderate a GOP presidential debate, when candidate after candidate decided to try to hang on to some scrap of dignity and avoid a debate presided over by The Donald. He says, unconvincingly, it's because he didn't want to close the door on a presidential bid himself

[Last modified: Sunday, December 18, 2011 3:46pm]


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