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2144539 2037-09-29 21:19:54.0 UTC 2037-09-29T17:19:54.000-04:00 2013-09-29 21:19:54.0 UTC 2013-09-29T17:19:54.000-04:00 true winner-and-loser-of-the-week-in-fla-politics published 2013-09-29 21:19:54.0 UTC 2013-09-29T17:19:54.000-04:00 Winner of the week Tea party. Last week, while tea party hero Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was infuriating GOP leaders in Washington over Obamacare funding — and rising to the top of one national GOP poll on 2016 presidential prospects — Gov. Rick Scott blew a big kiss to the tea party by calling for a review of the Common Core education standards and railing against federal "intrusion" into Florida education policy. Loser of the week Darryl Rouson. The Florida House member from St. Petersburg had been pulling in as much as $565,000 annually from Morgan & Morgan until the law firm let him go earlier this year, citing the amount of time the Florida House Democrats' incoming leader had to spend on legislative races. Last week, Democrats in the House canned him from that position after Rouson secretly set up his own fundraising committee because he feared (accurately) that state party leaders were hostile to him. Adam C. Smith the-buzz-florida-politics Winner and loser of the week in Fla politics true false templatedata/tampabaytimes/BlogArticle/data/the-buzz-florida-politics/2013/09/29/2144539-winner-and-loser-of-the-week-in-fla-politics BlogArticle Winner of the weekTea party. Last week, while tea party hero Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was infuriating GOP leaders in Washington over Obamacare funding — and rising to the top of one national GOP poll on 2016 presidential prospects — Gov. Rick Scott blew a big kiss to the tea party by calling for a review of the Common Core education standards and railing against federal "intrusion" into Florida education policy.Loser of the weekAdam C. Smith 380298 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2012-10-11 20:35:02.0 UTC 2012-10-11T16:35:02.000-04:00 adam-c-smith published 2016-04-13 18:26:38.0 UTC 2016-04-13T14:26:38.000-04:00 Adam C. Smith <p>The <i>Washington Post </i>calls Political Editor Adam Smith a top political writer in Florida, and the <i>Columbia Journalism Review</i> has called him one of the top 10 political writers in America. He focuses on state and national politics, and is the creator of the award-winning Florida politics blog, The Buzz. Smith has been with the<i> Times</i> since 1992 and has covered local and state government, as well as general assignment and investigative beats. Smith grew up in New York City, graduated Kenyon College in Ohio, and when he's not chasing politicians, he tries to keep up with his wife, three kids and hound dog.</p> Times Political Editor writers DTI 33746037 The Washington Post calls Political Editor Adam Smith a top political writer in Florida, and the Columbia Journalism Review has called him one of the top 10 political writers in America. He focuses on state and national politics, and is the creator of the award-winning Florida politics blog, The Buzz. Smith has been with the Times since 1992 and has covered local and state government, as well as general assignment and investigative beats. Smith grew up in New York City, graduated Kenyon College in Ohio, and when he's not chasing politicians, he tries to keep up with his wife, three kids and hound dog. <p>Phone: (727) 893-8241</p> <p>Email: <a href="mailto:asmith@tampabay.com ">asmith@tampabay.com</a></p> <p>Blog: <a href="http://blogs.tampabay.com/buzz/">The Buzz</a></p> <p>Twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/adamsmithtimes">@AdamSmithTimes</a></p> 1 /resources/images/dti/2012/10/Smith_Adam_wp_570x380.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/AuthorProfile/data/33746037-adam-c-smith AuthorProfile 2012-10-11 20:35:02.0 UTC 2012-10-11T16:35:02.000-04:00 2261667 2016-01-17 16:32:14.0 UTC 7 Months Ago winner-and-loser-of-the-week-in-florida-politics the-buzz-florida-politics Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics BlogArticle 2265357 2016-02-14 16:00:23.0 UTC 6 Months Ago winner-and-loser-of-the-week-in-florida-politics the-buzz-florida-politics Winner and loser of the week in Florida Politics BlogArticle 2262595 2016-01-24 15:17:18.0 UTC 7 Months Ago winner-and-loser-of-the-week-in-florida-politics the-buzz-florida-politics Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics BlogArticle <p><strong>Winner of the week</strong></p> <p><strong>Tea party</strong>. Last week, while tea party hero Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was infuriating GOP leaders in Washington over Obamacare funding — and rising to the top of one national GOP poll on 2016 presidential prospects — Gov. Rick Scott blew a big kiss to the tea party by calling for a review of the Common Core education standards and railing against federal &quot;intrusion&quot; into Florida education policy.</p> <p><strong>Loser of the week</strong></p> <p><strong>Darryl Rouson</strong>. The Florida House member from St. Petersburg had been pulling in as much as $565,000 annually from Morgan &amp; Morgan until the law firm let him go earlier this year, citing the amount of time the Florida House Democrats' incoming leader had to spend on legislative races. Last week, Democrats in the House canned him from that position after Rouson secretly set up his own fundraising committee because he feared (accurately) that state party leaders were hostile to him.</p>falseruntime2016-08-30 05:53:31