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Winner and loser of the week in Fla politics



Winner of the week: Chuck Grassley. The U.S. senator from Iowa has tanked a widely praised judicial nominee from Florida. Sen. Marco Rubio praised Brian Davis, nominee for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District, and passed his name on to the White House. Now Rubio is holding him up after Grassley, who represents the state hosting all-important Iowa caucuses, expressed concerns.

Loser of the week: Stevie Wonder fans. The music legend promises to never perform in Florida until the state rescinds its "stand your ground" law. That's highly unlikely, particularly as polls show the law enjoys overwhelming support from Florida voters.

[Last modified: Monday, July 22, 2013 7:24am]


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