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Winner/Loser of the week in Florida Politics

Published Apr. 13, 2014

Winner of the week

David Jolly. The rookie Republican U.S. representative for Pinellas County kept a campaign promise to vote against his leadership's budget proposal; in a Tampa Bay Times Florida Insider Poll, 3 out of 4 said Alex Sink would be unwise to challenge Jolly again in November; and national Democrats have no strong plan B should Sink take a pass.

Loser of the week

Florida correctional officers. As the 2014 legislative session winds down, it looks increasingly unlikely that Florida's prison guards will see the kind of long-sought pay raise to bring them more in line with other law enforcement officials.