Winner and Loser of the Week in Florida politics — Week of 8.20.23

The first debate of the 2024 GOP Presidential Primary cycle is in the books. Ron DeSantis was the only Florida man on the stage, earning the center spot by performing the best in polls among the candidates who showed up.

But DeSantis’ numbers have been falling consistently since entering the race in May (and even before that). So did he do enough Wednesday night to turn the tide?

Maybe, and maybe not. We’ll get into the Governor’s specific performance in a bit, but let’s take stock of how all of the candidates did now that we’ve got some post-debate numbers to

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