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From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Winner and loser of the week in Fla politics

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September

Winner of the week

Laurel Geller’s brisket. Expected gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist charmed his way through south Florida Democratic activists last week, and after Rosh Hashana services at a temple, dined at the home of former state Senate Democratic leader Steve Geller and wife Laurel. Mrs. Geller “cooked an amazingly delicious brisket, which I thoroughly enjoyed,” said Crist, which is high praise from a guy who barely eats.

Loser of the week

Allison Tant. Florida’s Democratic Chairwoman is openly warring with state Rep. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg, over his leadership of state House campaigns. She’s still stinging from endorsing a CFO candidate who quit about 30 seconds after announcing because of bankruptcy revelations. And last week her staff giddily announced their latest exciting speaker for the upcoming state party conference: an obscure state senator from Ohio. This does not appear to be a well oiled political machine.



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