Roger Stone helped elect Donald Trump , but the bold s trategist has a history of skulduggery in Florida. BY ADAM C. SMITH Times P olitical Editor NEW Y ORK — Florida has long been a magnet for hucksters, schemers and s eedy , second-act seekers. “A sunny place for shady people, ” is how Roger Stone, borrowing from writer W . Somerset M augham, describes his adopted state. And he may be the ultimate example of a Florida-style Chapter T wo. Tw o decades ago, the flamboyant former Richard Nixon dirty trickster , working to elect Bob Dole president, fled to South Florida after the Na t ional Enquirer outed him and his wife as aficionados of the group sex swinger scene. Since then, he has been living most of the time in Florida, working on the fringes of propriety to torpedo the careers of enemies, to promote (and lighten the wallets of ) gadfly political candidates, to sow chaos, and, above all, advance his image as one of the most ef fective and ruthless strategists in modern American histor y. N ow Stone has his most longstanding and unlikely candidate in the White H ouse. Stone, 64, has been urging Donald T rump to run for president since 1988. In Stone’ s w orld, politics is a w ar w on by his rules . S ee STONE, 7 A Roger Stone, 64, a t tends the Get Me Roger Stone premiere in New Y ork.