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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.

[Last modified: Sunday, August 24, 2014 5:05pm]


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