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Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics



Winner of the week

Florida Republicans. Floridians are winning gigs in the next administration. This week, Trump named billionaire investor and Palm Beach neighbor Wilbur Ross commerce secretary. Surgeon Ben Carson is likely for Housing and Urban Development head. And buzz continues over Attorney General Pam Bondi and outgoing congressmen John Mica and Jeff Miller.

Loser of the week

Lobbyists and the Florida Education Association. No one wants a powerful enemy, but that’s what some special interests and teachers unions have now in House Speaker Richard Corcoran. The 51-year-old Land O’ Lakes Republican condemned both groups in his inaugural speech as speaker.

[Last modified: Sunday, November 27, 2016 9:02am]


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