Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics
Winners of the week
Pam Bondi and Rick Scott. Instead of either Marco Rubio or Jeb Bush bask ing in the limelight of the Republican National Convention, Flori da's attorney general and governor will be getting coveted prime-time slots. Bondi is set to speak Wednesday night, while Scott will speak Thursday just before Donald Trump accepts the GOP nomination.
Loser of the week
Patrick Murphy. The Democratic U.S. Senate candidate was left explaining emails in which his congressional staff tried to delay an announcement about financial relief for businesses affected by the toxic algae crisis until he could hold a press conference.