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Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics



Winner of the week

Adrian Wyllie. The Libertarian gubernatorial candidate from Palm Harbor has nearly zero chance of being elected governor in November, but now it looks like he won't be ignored either. A Quinnipiac University poll last week showed Wyllie emerging as a potential spoiler, pulling 9 percent support and helping Gov. Rick Scott narrow Charlie Crist's lead to a virtual dead heat.

Loser of the week

Curt Clawson. Um, congressman, we're Americans. The newly installed Republican from Bonita Springs mistook two U.S. government officials testifying at a Foreign Affairs hearing as Indian, apparently sizing them up by their skin color and names. "I'm familiar with your country; I love your country," Clawson said. Awkward.

[Last modified: Sunday, July 27, 2014 10:43am]


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