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Libertarian Lucas Overby "winner of the week"

9 Dec

Winner and loser of the week in Fla politics

Winner of the week
Lucas Overby. Not only does the 27-year-old, longshot Libertarian candidate for Congressional District 13 have followers aggressively campaigning for his inclusion in a Feb. 3 Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9 debate (and castigating any reporters who neglect to mention him as a candidate), but he turned in an impressive and self-assured performance alongside the major party candidates at a Suncoast Tiger Bay luncheon Friday.Alex Sink could wind up a winner too, as Overby’s anti-Obamacare, less-government message seems more likely pull from the Republican nominee than Sink.
Loser of the week

Charlie Crist. The abrupt departure of his barely on-board campaign manager, Bill Hyers, was the latest sign that his campaign is off to a wobbly start since the announcement of his candidacy – by the Florida GOP. For all the buzz about Crist’s historic campaign to go from popular Republican governor to independent U.S. Senate candidate to Democratic governor, it remains entirely possible that the Crist campaign will be a train wreck.
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