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Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics

Rubio's footwear


Rubio's footwear



Winner of the week

Wilton Simpson. The Pasco County Republican state senator took a big step toward scaring off serious challengers (namely state Sen. John Legg) for a newly drawn district when he announced endorsements from Attorney General Pam Bondi, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater. That GOP establishment support, and his own deep pockets, appear to make Simpson tough to beat.

Loser of the week

Marco Rubio's boots. The debut of Rubio's generously heeled footwear on the presidential campaign trail drew widespread snickering. "Go-go boots," Joe Scarborough called them. "A vote for Marco Rubio is a vote for men's high-heeled booties," tweeted the Ted Cruz campaign.

[Last modified: Sunday, January 10, 2016 2:52pm]


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