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National Journal: Our monthly Vice Presidential Power Rankings, which we updated yesterday, ruffled some feathers among the Florida press corps. Adam Smith and Marc Caputo each thought our decision to drop Sen. Marco Rubio a spot — he’s ranked second this month, first last month — was driven by an inaccurate assessment of the amount of scrutiny Rubio got when he won his Senate seat in 2010.

Both Smith and Caputo are guys who know more about Florida politics than almost anyone (We’d add Beth Reinhard, National Journal’s politics correspondent and the co-author of this week’s magazine cover story, to that list). And they have a point: The Florida political press is more active and provides harsher scrutiny than the political press corps in most states, and Rubio felt the glare during his last race.

That reporting showed up in plenty of Florida papers. But to the 280 million or so Americans who don’t live in Florida, that’s new information.

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Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.