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What We Learned: The Deep Puka

-- While there can be benefits to getting into a race early, Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos' (R) early jump into the race for Sen. Bill Nelson's (D) seat has so far mostly brought increased examination to some embarrassing issues. First he was admonished for an ethics breach; and then this week there was fresh scrutiny on Haridopolos being paid $152,000 in taxpayers' money to write a book there was only one public copy of. And it doesn't help when RedState calls you "another corrupt overly coiffed politician running for the U.S. Senate" -- and a "creature of the inbred Tallahassee Republican machine." -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee already announced their first Frontline members this week -- the vulnerable incumbents they'll be working to protect. But for a majority of the members on the list, their fate hinges on redistricting - and the committee will have less of a role in protecting them than their state legislative leaders who control the line-drawing process.

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