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Winner and loser of the week in Fla politics



WINNER OF THE WEEK: Disabled children. State officials say all is honky dory amid deep funding cuts, but the U.S. Justice Department is suing Florida for allegedly warehousing children in nursing homes rather than helping parents care for their kids at home.

LOSER OF THE WEEK: Bob Buckhorn. The Tampa mayor did a live interview Tuesday on race in America with MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews at 5 p.m. When it was time for the 7 p.m. recast, however, Buckhorn was bumped for news about the latest sexting scandal involving New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner. "I've been upstaged by kids and dogs," Buckhorn said, "but never by a guy who sends pictures of himself to unsuspecting women."

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