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Thursday, Jul 19, 2018
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Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics

Winner of the week

Bill Nelson. Being denied entry to the South Florida facility holding immigrant children only brought more attention to the Democrat seeking a fourth term. He doesn't always stand out but Nelson broke through on an issue sparking bipartisan outrage over the Trump administration policy. Nelson, 75, amplified his message on fast-acting social media.

Loser of the week

South Florida Congressional Republicans. After working for weeks on a compromise immigration bill that would have given DACA recipients a path to citizenship along with funding for enhanced border security measures, south Florida Republicans Carlos Curbelo, Mario Diaz-Balart and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen saw their hopes scuttled by a tweet from President Trump.

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