Loser: Pollsters. So much for that relatively comfortable win for Andrew Gillum virtually all of them predicted.

Winner Kionne McGhee: Overlooked amid the recount insanity was how successful the Democrats were in their Florida House campaign. Incoming Minority Leader McGhee and his top campaign adviser Reggie Cardozo helped net six additional House seats and have a good shot at gaining two more in recounts. With at least 47 members in the 120 body, Democrats will hold more seats than any time since 1998, and it is not so hard to envision a majority with a few more successful election cycles.

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