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Patrick Murphy staffer asks tracker if he’s “doin’ good?”

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Video trackers have become a regular way of life on the campaign trail.

During the current campaign season, this reporter has seen such trackers at events featuring Florida U.S. Senate hopefuls David Jolly and Alan Grayson, among others.

No doubt Jupiter Democratic Representative Patrick Murphy gets his fair share, as well.

The other night, Murphy and one of his staffers were en route to a meeting when a tracker caught up with them.

In this video, courtesy of the Senate Leadership Fund, a super PAC aimed at keeping the Senate in GOP hands, the Murphy staffer tries to obstruct the tracker from asking a question and comes out looking a bit foolish in doing so. Congressman Murphy seems to be enjoying the exchange, nevertheless.

Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at mitch.perry@floridapolitics.com.

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