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Winner and loser of the week in Fla politics

Winner of the week: Rick Scott. After a week when Hertz announced it's moving its corporate headquarters from New Jersey to South Florida, and Coca-Cola announced it will spend $2 billion on Florida oranges over the next two decades, the Scott administration's slogan — "It's working" — sounds pretty defensible.

Loser of the week: Don Gaetz. The Justice Department says the hospice company founded by the Florida Senate president engaged in Medicare fraud for more than 11 years, including during the time Gaetz was vice chairman. Yeesh. Our governor got rich leading a company accused of Medicare fraud and our Senate president got rich with a company accused of Medicare fraud?

[Last modified: Sunday, May 12, 2013 11:01pm]


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