Florida Democrats pick their battles, but can they pull out of election tailspin?

For years, Florida has been the embodiment of a purple swing state,

with close races in almost every major election.

This year, however, Florida Democrats haven’t put much effort into such important

Campaigns such as statewide Cabinet positions and U.S. Rep.

Stephanie Murphy’s congressional seat. Instead,

They are narrowly focusing on a few competitive races.

The national party also is repeatedly having to deny that it’s writing off Florida races for governor and U.S.