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Winner and loser of the week in Fla politics

connie-mack.Oops. We neglected to post winner/loser of the week over the weekend:

Winner of the week: Connie Mack IV. At some political risk, Mack campaigned hard for Mitt Romney in Florida's January primary. Last week, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee returned the favor by endorsing Mack for detzner.jpgU.S. Senate.  And Dave Weldon's entry into the senate race as another underdog candidate could make it easier for Mack to win a plurality.

Loser of the week: Ken Detzner. Florida's secretary of state may be in a no-win situation as state leaders seek to rid voter rolls of noncitizens ineligible to vote without clean data. Either he looks like a partisan aiming to purge voters without real proof or a bureaucrat unable to protect Florida from election fraud.

[Last modified: Monday, May 21, 2012 4:24pm]


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