FILE - In this June 30, 2011, file photo, George LeMieux, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, addresses the members of the Florida Press Association and Florida Society of Newspaper Editors during a candidates forum in St. Petersburg, Fla. The battleground states of Florida, Pennsylvania and Michigan were looking ideal for Republicans trying to regain a Senate majority in the November elections. With just over five months to Election Day, the three states now look like missed opportunities for the GOP. Florida has an ugly GOP primary between Rep. Connie Mack and LeMieux. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)