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Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics



newt-gingrich.jpgWinner of the week: Newt Gingrich. Just a few months ago, he looked like a sideshow more interested in selling books to pay his Tiffany bills than a serious presidential contender. Suddenly, he's leading in national polls and crushing Mitt Romney in Florida.herman-cain-p5.jpg


Loser of the week: Herman Cain. Bye-bye, Pizzaman. Florida Republicans did a lot for you, rocketing you to the top tier at their Presidency 5 straw poll in September. But it was up to you not to feed doubts about your substance, style and character


[Last modified: Monday, December 5, 2011 6:41am]


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