Winner and loser of the week in Fla politics
Winner of the week
Patrick Murphy. After narrowly defeating outspoken Republican congressman Allen West two years ago in a Palm Beach area district, Murphy looked mighty vulnerable - especially in the climate that appears to favor the GOP. But the respected The Rothenberg Political Report last week shifted its rating to “leans Democrat” based on Murphy’s formidable money-raising.
Loser of the week
Children of undocumented immigrants. Despite support from Govs. Rick Scott, Jeb Bush and Bob Martinez and House Speaker Will Weatherford, a bill that would have made all students, regardless of background, eligible for in-state college tuition, looked all but dead after Senate Budget Chairman Joe Negron decided not to consider it.