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Winners and losers, obvious and not so obvious

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November

So many winners and losers this week, obvious and not so obvious, there's no way could we pick just two. Let's get to work:

Winner: Rick Scott. A fellow most Floridians don't much like and nobody had heard of eight months ago is our governor-elect. Amazing.

Winner: Alex Sink. A fabulous candidate? Hardly. But in a year when no other Democrat running for statewide office could get within 10 points of a GOP opponent, Sink's narrow loss is something to be proud of.

Loser: Karen Thurman. Wave, shmave. The calls for her ouster as Florida Democratic chairwoman already are under way.

Winner: Jeb Bush. Charlie Crist went out of his way to snub him as soon as he took office. Well, it's Marco Rubio's mentor who's smiling now.

Loser: Bush's presidential ambitions. If he has them, he may have to get past a fresher-faced conservative star from Florida — a newly elected senator whose last name is not Bush. (more here)

[Last modified: Sunday, November 7, 2010 3:01pm]

    

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