Winners and losers emerging from the General Election: Tampa Bay

In the 2020 election, some winners and losers are obvious. But much like the overall outcome of the presidential race, others are more elusive.

The Florida Politics crew contemplated the trail, the election, and the aftermath to develop a comprehensive look at who walked away victorious, tanked or landed somewhere in the middle.

While much of this list breaks on partisan lines — Republicans had a banner night in Florida so will obviously have an outsized presence in the winners’ column — the list includes an analysis of strategy and future implications that concerns itself not with political affiliation.

From Democratic wins in local races to GOP sweeps in the legislature, here are this year’s winners and losers of the 2020 election.

As with other lists, this isn’t necessarily set in stone. Email any sins of commission to for consideration.


Mat Bahl, Tom Piccolo, Sarah Bascom, et al. — The three, along with Faron Boggs, fundraisers Cameron Ulrich and Tony Cortese, grassroots organizers Lyndsey Brzozowski and Kevin Sweeny and Lynn Imhof and Lara Medley, were the machine behind the GOP’s banner night in which they netted five seats in the Florida House, shifting

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