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Winner and loser of the week in Fla politics



Sorry, no winners this week.

Loser of the week

The King Ranch gang. In case anyone wonders why voters are so cynical, just look at the Florida politicians accepting hunting junkets to Texas courtesy of the sugar industry. Sure it's legal, but when they can't muster enough backbone to answer questions about it, that's a pretty good clue that it's not right. What's most alarming about it is how so many Tallasassee types can't even fathom what the fuss is about.

Loser of the week II

George Sheldon. The Democratic candidate for attorney general claims he meets the Florida residency requirement because he never gave up his homestead exemption while working for the federal government in Washington in recent years. Yet he wants the Florida Bar to exempt him from continuing education requirements because he was living in Washington.

[Last modified: Sunday, August 3, 2014 3:38pm]


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