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From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Winner and loser of the week in Fla politics



Winner of the week

Rick Kriseman: St. Pete's mayor managed to put his city on the national media radar with a witty tweet that went viral: "I am hereby baring Donald Trump from entering St. Petersburg until we fully understand the dangerous threat posed by all Trumps."

Loser of the week

Ron DeSantis. The northeast Florida  congressman campaigning for the U.S. Senate as a bold, tea party conservative couldn't muster even enough courage to utter any opinion, pro or con, on Trump's Muslim proposal. He seemed more like yet another timid, finger-in-the wind, Washington pol than a gutsy outsider.

[Last modified: Sunday, December 13, 2015 1:27pm]


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