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Winner and loser of the week in Fla politics



Winner of the week 1. Alex Sink. $1.1-million raised for her congressional bid against three obscure Republicans - one of whom may now be a little skittish boasting about his endorsement from Beverly Young - who raised a fraction of what she did. Enough said.

Winner of the week 2. Adam Putnam. With Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater aiming for the presidency of Florida Atlantic University, it looks like Putnam's expected 2018 campaign for governor (Never too early to speculate about 2018!) has one less obstacle to his party's nomination. Considering how cautious and methodical Atwater is, we suspect he's the frontrunner at FAU, although he'd better watch his back based on how George LeMieux outmaneuvered rivals to win a U.S. Senate appointment in 2009.

[Last modified: Sunday, January 5, 2014 5:33pm]


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