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Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics

Lt. Gov. candidates Jeanette Nunez and Chris King
Lt. Gov. candidates Jeanette Nunez and Chris King
Published Sep. 9, 2018
Updated Sep. 10, 2018

Winners of the week

Chris King, Jeanette Nunez. Congrats to the Democratic businessman from Winter Park and Republican state representative from Miami for being picked as the nominees for lieutenant governor. The honor means you're poised to be utterly irrelevant should you win.

Loser of the week

The campaign teams for Ron DeSantis and Andrew Gillum. Both bungled significant news rollouts that made them look not ready for prime time. The Republican gubernatorial announced his lieutenant governor without bothering to scrub her Twitter account of a tweet calling DeSantis' hero, Donald Trump, the "biggest con-man there is" and a supporter of the Ku Klux Klan. Even worse, the Gillum campaign in an effort to minimize questions relating to  ongoing federal and state investigations related to trips he took to New York and Costa Rico, released badly redacted documents that raised still more questions, including about a $15,000 bank deposit.