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Barack Obama sends fundraising email on behalf of Patrick Murphy

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President Barack Obama has a question for Florida voters: Can you pitch in a few bucks to help Patrick Murphy? The campaign is sending out a fundraising email from Obama to supporters Tuesday. While the president has lent his support to Murphy in the past, the email marks the first time he has sent a fundraising appeal to voters in Florida’s U.S. Senate race. “Patrick’s a strong progressive who’s fought special interests on behalf of working families – and won.…

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Ed Narain, Dianne Hart and Tom Scott among the winners of Hillsborough NAACP straw poll

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Ed Narain, Dianne Hart and Tom Scott were among the winners of a straw poll conducted Thursday night at the Hillsborough County’s branch of the NAACP community forum at Middleton High School. ‘Tis the season for straw polls, and just as the GOP-flavored Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce skewed heavily Republican in its results earlier this week, the NAACP contingent went heavily Democratic in their choices. In fact, not a single Republican won an individual race in the poll. Middleton High sits…

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Despite abuse claims, Alan Grayson staying in Florida Senate race

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Democratic leaders want Rep. Alan Grayson to go away. His ex-wife says he’s abusive. Ethics questions dog him. Yet the liberal lawmaker is refusing to drop his bid for the U.S. Senate, potentially upending party hopes that moderate Rep. Patrick Murphy will emerge as the nominee against Republican Sen. Marco Rubio. Grayson is counting on the party’s most faithful to ignore the negative headlines and look at his record of being a champion of liberal values, as opposed to Murphy,…

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Poll: Marco Rubio has double-digit lead over Patrick Murphy

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Marco Rubio is poised to win re-election, according to a new Suffolk University poll. The survey showed Rubio is walloping Republican Carlos Beruff, with 62 percent of likely Republican voters saying they were leaning toward voting for Rubio in the primary. About 12 percent of respondents said they would vote for Beruff, while nearly 24 percent of voters polled said they were undecided. The lead over Beruff is unsurprising. Since announcing his re-election bid in June, Rubio has been considered…

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Mitch Perry Report for 8.4.16 — Patrick Murphy shuts down the debate

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Well, so much for the free flow of ideas inside the Florida Democratic Party. Patrick Murphy announced yesterday he would not engage in any debates with Alan Grayson or Pam Keith in advance of the Aug. 30 Senate primary election, citing allegations of domestic abuse charged by Grayson’s ex-wife last week. “Over the last week, I have heard from many people, including survivors of domestic abuse, that Alan Grayson’s continued presence in this race is an insult to the countless Floridians whose lives have been…

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Patrick Murphy won’t debate Alan Grayson

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Patrick Murphy will not participate in any forums or debates with Alan Grayson amid allegations of domestic violence. The announcement came as Grayson and Democrat Pam Keith held a press conference at the Palm Beach County Courthouse to call for more debates in the U.S. Senate race. “Over the last week, I have heard from many people, including survivors of domestic abuse, that Alan Grayson’s continued presence in this race is an insult to the countless Floridians whose lives have…

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New poll has Patrick Murphy up big over Alan Grayson, 45%-20%

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Patrick Murphy has a substantial lead over Alan Grayson in the race for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Florida, a new poll released on Wednesday shows. The St. Pete Polls survey of 1,807 Democrats statewide shows Murphy with 45 percent, Grayson at 20 percent, and Pam Keith at 7 percent. The survey also shows that 14 percent prefer another candidate, and another 14 percent are undecided. The poll is the first to be released since the Grayson campaign was rocked by a POLITICO report about domestic-abuse claims by his ex-wife,…

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