Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics
Winner of the week
Clay County Republican Chairwoman Leslie Dougher, elected Saturday in Tampa to be the new state GOP chair in a surprisingly close vote. She beat Eric Miller 106-69 despite having been anointed to the post by top elected Republican leaders.
Loser of the week
Republican legislative leaders. Their boasts about leading the most transparent and fair redistricting process looks like hooey, thanks to trial testimony about secret meetings, special treatment and access for GOP operatives, and lies about maps being submitted by everyday citizens.