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2009/2010: Gelber jumps into FL race

COLORADO: The Hill profiles Colorado's Michael Bennet, who Republicans are still feeling out before running against him.

FLORIDA: "Florida state Sen. Dan Gelber officially entered the Democratic primary for Florida's open Senate seat on Tuesday, becoming the second candidate in what is expected to be a contentious primary… He joins Rep. Kendrick Meek on the Democratic side, while Reps. Ron Klein and Allen Boyd are still looking at the race." Possible Republicans: "Former state House Speaker Marco Rubio is expected to enter the race, but he has not made his plans official. Other potential GOP candidates include state Attorney General and past Senate nominee Bill McCollum, former state House Speaker Allan Bense, and Reps. Connie Mack and Vern Buchanan."

NEW YORK: "Republican Party leaders Tuesday tapped Assemblyman James Tedisco as their nominee in an upcoming special election to fill Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's (D-N.Y.) vacated House seat."

A new Quinnipiac University poll "gave Bloomberg a comfortable 50-35 percent lead over [Rep. Anthony] Weiner, his fiercest Democratic rival, and a 50-34 percent edge over Comptroller Bill Thompson."