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Winner and losers of the week in Florida politics

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July

Winner of the week

League of Women Voters. The League led a challenge to Florida's new congressional maps, resulting in a trial that exposed shady dealings surrounding the redistricting process. On Thursday, a judge tossed the maps, siding with the league and other advocates who back the voter-approved Fair Districts process to prevent gerrymandering.

Losers of the week

Don Gaetz and Will Weatherford. The redistricting decision is a blow to the Republican legislative leaders who oversaw the process and defended it as fair and transparent. Now they have to bank on an appeal. Other losers: U.S. Reps. Corrine Brown, D-Jacksonville, and Dan Webster, R-Winter Garden, whose districts were declared invalid and may have to be redrawn, making them more competitive.

[Last modified: Sunday, July 13, 2014 3:21pm]

    

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