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Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics



Winner of the week

Pam Bondi. The attorney general and first top elected Florida official to endorse Donald Trump took a lot of heat for her ties to Trump, but last week the Tampa Republican was in New York meeting with the president-elect's grateful transition team. The Buzz prediction/recommendation: Bondi as Trump's drug czar.

Loser of the week

Blaise Ingoglia. The Florida GOP chairman and state legislator presided over an unexpectedly successful election. His thanks? Sarasota GOP state committeeman Christian Ziegler — who, unlike Ingoglia, was an unabashed and early Trump supporter and has a warm relationship with Gov. Rick Scott — announced he is running against Ingoglia for party chairman.

This week's print Buzz column is here

[Last modified: Sunday, November 20, 2016 11:16am]


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