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From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics

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June

Winner of the week

Charter school advocates. Rick Scott signed into a law a controversial education bill that will divert local school district tax dollars to private charter school operators --  a policy we’re sure to hear about in 2018’s campaigns. 

Loser of the week

Adam Putnam. Two ominous developments for the 2018 Republican gubernatorial frontrunner: A wealthy donor dropped $500,000 into a new political committee for potential GOP rival, U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis; And Virginia’s GOP gubernatorial primary showed how vulnerable establishment Republicans like Putnam seem to be, as heavy favorite Ed Gillespie barely beat a challenger from the Donald Trump wing of the party who focused on protecting Confederate monuments.

[Last modified: Friday, June 16, 2017 5:09pm]

    

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