Winners and loser of the week in Florida politics

Published Dec. 9, 2018|Updated Dec. 10, 2018

Winner of the week 1:

Carlos Lopez-Cantera. The lieutenant governor had the perfect response to outgoing Gov. Rick Scott's blatant and pointless snub – Scott's decision not to step down a few days early to become U.S. Senator, which would have granted CLC the nice, brief title of Florida governor and helped Scott with all-important Senate seniority. "The only title that matters," Lopez-Cantera tweeted with a shot of his Best Dad Ever mug.

Winner of the week 2:

Pam Bondi. The outgoing Florida Attorney General probably never had a serious chance at becoming President Trump's U.S. attorney general, but having her name bandied about for the job should make her even more marketable for her next job, be it at Fox News or wherever.

Loser of the week.

Ross Spano. Not since impeached former Judge Alcee Hastings in 1992 won his south Florida congressional seat, has someone been so tainted as they prepare to enter Congress as Ross Spano. The Brandon lawyer broke a very basic and clear-cut law by borrowing $180,000 to pay for campaign expenses.