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Winner and loser of the week in Fla politics

25

March

jjjeb.jpgetch.jpgWinner of the week: Etch A Sketch: So powerful is the Etch A Sketch brand that when a senior Mitt Romney adviser clumsily compared Romney to the venerable toy — that could easily shake off and erase what had happened during the primary — it overshadowed even the endorsement last week of Jeb Bush.

hammer.jpgLoser of the week: Florida NRA uber-lobbyist Marion Hammer. Gun control had seemed like a quaint relic of the 1980s. Now a young dad and Iraq war veteran is dead for standing up for a skateboarder in Valrico. And a Skittles-packing teen in Sanford is dead after rousing the suspicion of a gun-toting neighborhood watchman. Good luck next legislative session, Marion.

[Last modified: Sunday, March 25, 2012 7:04pm]

    

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