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Winner & Loser of the week in Florida politics



Winner of the week

Paige Kreegel. The former state representative eyeing the southwest Florida seat of embattled U.S. Rep. Trey Radel, busted for buying cocaine in Washington, got a big early boost from a super PAC that ponied up more than $1 million to get him started.

Loser of the week

Jeff Atwater. The chief financial officer applied for the presidency of his hometown state university, Florida Atlantic in Boca Raton, but didn't make the cut to three finalists Friday. To add insult to injury, another politician wowed the selection committee: former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux. Ouch.

[Last modified: Sunday, January 12, 2014 11:13pm]


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