Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics
Winner of the week
Gwen Graham. The outgoing congresswoman from Tallahassee and likely candidate for governor in 2018 received a nice boost from the Republican Governors Association last week. The group fired off two emails blasting “Washington politician” Graham, elevating her and telegraphing that they are worried about the daughter of former Sen. Bob Graham.
Loser of the week
Alan Clendenin. The vice chairman of the Florida Democratic party from Tampa looked like a strong contender to become the next state chairman - until a liberal faction in Hillsborough helped knocked him out of contention last week, by bumping him from office with the local circular firing squad-- er, Democratic Party. Several other contenders also saw their path blocked in local party elections.