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Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics



 Winner of the week

Peter Antonacci. Gov. Rick Scott tapped his go-to utility player to lead his Florida job recruiting agency, Enterprise Florida, having previously picked him for his general counsel, to lead the South Florida Water Management District and to serve as Palm Beach state attorney.

Loser of the week

Rick Scott. The governor who made his millions in the health care industry has yet to articulate what he wants for federal health care reform beyond more federal money for Florida and an end to Obamacare. The strong Trump ally early on claimed he was a key force in shaping the GOP’s new health care policy, which so far has been nothing but a failure.     

[Last modified: Saturday, July 22, 2017 11:04pm]


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