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Losers of the week in Florida politics

No winner this week.
Scott and Latvala in 2012.
Scott and Latvala in 2012.
Published Jan. 21, 2018

Loser of the week

Rick Scott. Donald Trump did him a giant favor by reversing course on a plan to expand offshore drilling off Florida's Gulf Coast, but now the governor's inconsistent positions on drilling are under scrutiny as he declines to say whether he supports a permanent ban.

Loser of the week II

Pinellas and Pasco counties. Voters in parts of both counties will be without representation in the Florida Senate, as local and state leaders opted not to hold a special election to replace former Sen. Jack Latvala.