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Scott, West and Southerland make Wash Post's 10 "top political newcomers"

"We expected Rick Scott's tenure to be an interesting one, and it has not disappointed," the Post says of the Florida governor, who placed second on the list only to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

Allen West, it says, "is almost certainly too conservative for his district, but he doesn't seem to care. While he's been a little more careful with his words since taking office, he is still a firebrand."

And Steve Southerland, the North Florida Republican who defeated veteran Allen Boyd, is "now a key voice for fiscal conservatism in Congress. Southerland was vocal during a closed-door meeting with Republican leaders, reportedly pushing for bigger cuts than the GOP's bill provided and commanding the attention of Republican leaders."

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