Winner and loser of the week in Fla politics
Winner of the week
Same-sex marriage advocates. The fifth judge in six weeks — this one a federal judge — declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
Loser of the week
Rick Scott's research team. The governor's re-election campaign had to pull down a TV ad last week after revelations that one of the fellows touting Gov. Scott had a record for human smuggling. Ouch. In June, the campaign abruptly canceled a fundraiser at the Boca Raton home of a tax evader. Two months before that, Scott's campaign released a Web ad showing the governor happily chatting with a former South Bay city manager currently being prosecuted on grand theft and corruption charges.