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Winner and loser of the week in Fla politics



Tough week. No winners.

LOSER OF THE WEEK: Jennifer Carroll. So much for her once-promising political career. Carroll was about the only Republican willing to be Gov. Rick Scott's running mate, but the governor marginalized her long before the lieutenant governor suddenly resigned over her connections to a dubious charity group accused of illegal gambling and racketeering. Scott didn't even offer up a token defense of Carroll: "Here's what we know today: She was involved in a company that we know was involved in criminal activity."

LOSER OF THE WEEK II: Charlie Crist. Another top Crist money man — Greg Eagle — is facing prison time. It may be easier to start counting how many of Crist's leading political benefactors are not under investigation or doing time.

[Last modified: Sunday, March 17, 2013 11:03pm]


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