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Winner and loser of the week in Fla politics

Adam C. Smith, Times Political Editor

Sunday, October 5, 2014 12:23pm

Winner of the week

Charlie Crist. He heads into the final month of the campaign with at least a little breeze at his back - including an extra $1 million Hillary Clinton helped raise for him in Miami last week and an additional $5 million committed by the environmental group NextGen Climate.

Loser of the week

College Republican National Committee. The group may take the prize for producing the lamest ad of the year. Apparently concluding that the way to appeal to young women is to liken candidates to wedding dresses, the online spot features a young woman choosing between the "Rick Scott" dress and the "Charlie Crist" dress. "Rick Scott is becoming a trusted brand! He has new ideas that don't break your budget!

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