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Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics



Winner of the week

John Thrasher. If we had to put money on anyone to become Rick Scott's next lieutenant governor, it would be the conservative state senator, a former House speaker. With Scott's chief of staff, Adam Hollingsworth, personally handling the selection, a trusted and sharp ally from the Jacksonville area might be just the ticket.

Loser of the week

Allison Tant. "Exactly the kind of leader we need in Tallahassee," the Democratic chairwoman said of Allie Braswell, the political unknown she anointed as her preferred nominee for chief financial officer. Within days, Braswell dropped out amid revelations of several bankruptcies. Here's a novel idea, Allison: Try some basic vetting of your candidates.

[Last modified: Sunday, August 25, 2013 9:43pm]


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