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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.

[Last modified: Sunday, April 20, 2014 7:23pm]


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