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Happytown: Poor Rich White Lady and Dorworth's out the door

A Q&A with the worried woman who fretted on your TV all during campaign season; a recount votes state Rep. Chris Dorworth out of office

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Though the Democratic legislative groundswell was characterized with the term "modest gains" by the Tampa Bay Times – Republicans held on to majorities in both legislative camps, but they're not super majorities anymore – the Central Florida Democratic caucus now boasts a teacher (Karen Castor Dentel), a gay activist (Joe Saunders), and a fireman (Clelland) among its standard sea of grumpy old men which means that, for progressives, there may at least be some hope for this state yet. And for a state with some 500,000 more registered Democrats than Republicans, maybe somebody finally cleaned the looking glass through which we're all staring. In other words, back to normal.

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Who was behind the Rich White Lady ad?

Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies

Founder: Karl Rove
Year founded: 2010
Based in: Warrenton, Va.
Claims to: "promote social welfare"
IRS status: 501(c)4 nonprofit

Revenue reported to IRS in 2011: $28.4 million
Amount spent on political campaigns in 2012: $70,709,963.56
Amount spent supporting Republicans: $7,089,911.48
Amount spent opposing Democrats: $62,605,956.97

Source: Crossroads GPS' 990 form filed with the IRS, forms filed with the Federal Elections Commission, the Sunlight Foundation

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