In fact, they began even before Alan Grayson announced his campaign Thursday.
Wednesday night, some voters -- at least in Miami -- were robo-polled by the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling firm about Grayson and Patrick Murphy, his chief rival for the 2016 Florida Senate nomination.
PPP won't disclose which private client it's working for. But the poll tried to gauge which messages -- read: attacks -- resonate against the two congressmen.
Questions about Grayson asked in detail about his messy divorce and about the possibility that his girlfriend might run for his Orlando House seat. Questions about Murphy asked about his being a former Republican.
The strongest barbs will surely be coming soon to a TV near you.
--with Jenny Staletovich