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Winner and Loser of the Week in Florida politics — Week of September 13, 2020

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Winner and Loser of the Week in Florida politics — Week of September 13, 2020

Well, that was quite the week, wasn’t it?

It’s not every week that we get whiplash from processing a hurricane, a surprising/not surprising admission from Andrew Gillum , and the loss of an icon named Ruth Bader Ginsberg .

A surprising/not surprising move by Mitch McConnell quickly followed the announcement of Ginsberg’s passing. The man who four years ago refused to hold a hearing on Merrick Garland ‘s nomination to the Supreme Court said — paraphrasing here — hell yeah, we’ll move as quickly as humanly possible to confirm President Donald Trump ‘s nominee.

Before you ask, I think McConnell is fully aware how much his opponents despise him. He just doesn’t care.

We can debate whether Gillum’s acknowledgment that he is bisexual hurts, helps, or has no impact on his political career. After all, this is a political website devoted to the minutiae of governing and running for office. Before we go there, though, let’s agree that it must be a relief for Gillum, a married father of three, to get this news out there. No more suspicion, whispers, or pointed questions.

Yes, the man who came within 1 percentage point of becoming Florida’s first Black Governor is sexually attracted to men and […]

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