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Haridopolos' new web video tries to blunt criticism of difficult legislative session

In a really long new web video, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike Haridopolos tries to counter criticism he endured over a rocky first session as president of the Florida Senate.

It includes a rolling list of accomplishments and one disappointment: A bill to compensate a Brevard County, who was wrongly imprisoned for 27 years for a murder he didn't commit. Haridopolos blames last-minute gamesmanship by the House. "That bill didn't pass," a narrator says. "But Mike vowed he'll never give up in the name of decency."

Not mentioned was Haridopolos' failure to get E-Verify in an immigration bill, which has become material for rival Republicans in the primary. Haridopolos' campaign said the legislation passed by the Senate was still far-reaching and tough.

Posted by Alex Leary at 6:18:53 pm on May 17, 2011