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From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics

Winner of the week

Tim Canova. The Democratic activist running against Democratic National Committee Chairwoman and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz in south Florida raised nearly $1 million in donations thanks in large part to the endorsement of Bernie Sanders.

Loser of the week

Patrick Murphy. The Democratic U.S. Senate candidate has hit a serious rough patch, with unwelcome attention on his father’s lavish spending on his behalf, having to explain mistakes and discrepancies on his bio, and having to return  $16,000 in contributions from a longtime friend and son of a Saudi billionaire who in 2014 pleaded guilty to an assault charge against his wife. Welcome to the NFL, Patrick.

[Last modified: Friday, May 27, 2016 4:31pm]


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