Winner and losers of the week in Fla politics
Winner of the week: Connie Mack IV. The underdog U.S. Senate candidate looked confident, aggressive, and not the least bit intimidated to debate incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson at their one and only televised matchup.
Losers of the week (tie): Connie Mack IV. Rarely has any statewide candidate been so shameless about hurling false statements and accusations. Al Austin. The wealthy Tampa developer long pushing for a GOP convention in Tampa — who has been twisting arms across the state for donations — only ponied up $25,000?! Yeesh. And it took him until late July to do it.