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Winner and losers of the week in Florida politics



Winner of the week - Blaise Ingoglia.

The Florida Republican chairman and state representative from Hernando County pulled off a strong presidential cattle call this weekend and raised badly needed money for the party in the process. Drawing in almost every presidential candidate was no easy task considering Florida's late primary date in March, but Ingoglia's hardball tactics — threatening exclusion from the Florida ballot — worked.

Losers of the week - Carly Fiorina and Rand Paul.

Fiorina was the very last speaker of the Sunshine Summit, appearing well after the vast majority of Republicans had left. Paul also spoke Saturday — after the Paris terrorist attacks made his resistance to increased military spending and intervention even more dubious in the Republican primary.

[Last modified: Sunday, November 15, 2015 12:52pm]


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