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Patrick Murphy accuses Marco Rubio of ‘cowardice’ for not standing up to Donald Trump

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Marco Rubio issued a tweet Friday night condemning Donald Trump for his sexually lewd comments that surfaced from a 2005 video, but that’s not good enough for Patrick Murphy, his Democratic opponent in next month’s U.S. Senate race in Florida. “Florida women and families deserve better than a tweet,” Murphy said on a conference call Monday morning. “We’ve seen Marco Rubio play this game before, through the months of Donald Trump demonizing immigrants and Muslims, attacking a Gold Star family, or lodging racist or misogynist attacks, Marco Rubio…

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Ousted from DNC, Debbie Wasserman Schultz fighting to stay in House

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U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz easily won her South Florida district six times, but a Democratic primary challenge from a Bernie Sanders-backed law professor is making her seventh bid less than a sure bet — and her recent resignation as Democratic National Committee chairwoman hasn’t helped. Tim Canova has raised about $2.8 million thanks to the former presidential candidate’s endorsement, an almost unheard of amount for a first-time candidate and almost as much as Wasserman Schultz’s $3 million. He is…

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Patrick Murphy picks up Florida carpenters’ union endorsement

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U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy picked up more labor support on Monday in his quest to out-maneuver liberal challenger U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson in the Democratic primary for Florida’s open U.S. Senate seat. The United Brotherhood of Carpenters Florida Regional Council  endorsed Murphy’s bid for the seat left vacant by Marco Rubio. It’s betting on the Palm Beach congressman’s moderate approach to the issues and less combative personal style compared to Grayson, a natural ally of labor, according to many observers. The union’s political director, Tim Mitcheltree, said…

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In CD 18 race, Jonathan Chane (mistakenly) casts first stone against Randy Perkins

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Political newcomer and multimillionaire businessman Randy Perkins’ entrance into the campaign to succeed Rep. Patrick Murphy has shaken up the dynamics of that race since his November announcement. First, perceived Democratic front-runner Melissa McKinlay, ended her own bid for the 18th District within weeks of Perkins launching his, citing his ability to self-finance and her desire to continue serving full-time as a member of the Palm Beach County Commission. Then FloridaPolitics.com broke the story that Perkins transferred a million dollars into his…

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Randy Perkins garners $1.35 million in first month for congressional bid

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Democrat Randy Perkins took in a massive $1.35 million dollar haul during his first active month of running for Congress, his campaign announced Monday. The independently wealthy political novice raised some $425,000 from donors, as well as chipping in $1 million of his own money during the fourth fundraising quarter of 2015. Perkins is seeking to succeed U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, who is vacating the seat to pursue the open Senate seat currently held by Sen. Marco Rubio.  The Perkins campaign touted the eye-popping…

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Patrick Murphy heralds new reservoir for ailing Indian River Lagoon

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U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy joined officials with the Army Corps of Engineers to hail the start of construction on a major project to build a new 3,400-acre reservoir to help relieve pressure on the Indian River Lagoon and St. Lucie River. Murphy attended a ceremony in Stuart Friday morning, where federal, state and local officials broke ground on the C-44 Reservoir, part of a larger Stormwater Treatment Area project. The project will ultimately yield a reservoir capable of holding and treating 16 billion gallons of stormwater…

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Allen West: Charlie Sheen’s HIV is attracting ISIS militants

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Allen West is poking fun of Charlie Sheen’s HIV positive status writing that it “may help ISIS recruitment.” Yes, you read that correctly. Mr. Right Wing politician-turned pundit blowhard thinks a dude contracting a terrible illness is reason for more radical extremists to hop on over to the Islamic State. “He has spent millions on drugs and prostitutes – and hush money to keep this news private, but today decided to share it with the entire world,” West wrote on…

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